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Nurse joins family clinic

Samaritan Lebanon Health Center-Family Medicine recently welcomed Certified Nurse Practitioner Devin Petschl to its team.

Petschl attained a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University, followed by a master’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University.

She chose to become a nurse practitioner after working as a nurse in pediatrics and women’s health for four years.

Further information is available at 541-451-6282.

Internist retires after 28 years

Robin Lannan retired June 1 after 28 years working as an internist at The Corvallis Clinic.

Lannan was born in Montana and at age 10 moved to Corvallis, where her father began to pursue a doctorate in fisheries at Oregon State University. Lannan attended Wilson Elementary School, Cheldelin Junior High School (now a middle school) and Crescent Valley High School. She graduated from Toledo High School, however, because her father had joined the faculty of the Marine Science Center in Newport.

Lannan received a Bachelor of Arts in biology with honors from the University of Oregon in 1982, and earned a Doctorate of Medicine in 1986 from Oregon Health Sciences University, now Oregon Health & Science University. She completed an internal medicine residency in 1989 at Fletcher Allen Health Care, now the University of Vermont Medical Center, in Burlington.

Other than what she called “a little moonlighting,” the clinic was the only place Lannan has practiced medicine.

IHN CCO awarded $10.5M for care

The InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization recently was awarded $10,585,279 by the Oregon Health Authority for meeting benchmark or improvement targets for Oregon’s incentive measures for calendar year 2016.

This stimulus is one of several health system transformation mechanisms for achieving Oregon’s vision for better health, better care and lower costs. Ten percent of the funds will be set aside by IHN-CCO to fund local transformation efforts. The remaining amount will be allocated to local physicians, clinics, hospitals and county health departments in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties that contributed to meeting the quality targets.

The funds come from a performance payment program OHA established as part of its agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create and fund CCOs to manage the Oregon Health Plan. The program is designed to reward CCOs for value and outcomes, rather than utilization of services.

To fund the program, OHA held back 4.25 percent of each CCO’s payments for 2016. IHN-CCO earned 92 percent of the dollars for which it was eligible.

Broker joins real estate agency

RE/MAX Integrity recently announced that Shayla Sharp, licensed broker, has joined the firm’s Corvallis office at 2175 NW Professional Drive.

As a 19-year resident of Oregon, Sharp has come to know Corvallis and the surrounding region quite well. She joins RE/MAX Integrity with 10 years of real estate experience.

Sharp is an alumna of Oregon State University, where she earned a doctorate, a Master of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree with concentrations in marketing and sustainable development.

She can be reached at 541-740-6574 or

Captain graduates from FBI Academy

Benton County Sheriff's Office Captain Don Rogers recently completed one of the toughest challenges available to local law enforcement officers: the FBI National Academy.

On Sept. 15, Rogers completed a 10-week training session at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Rogers began his career with the Benton County Sheriff's Office in 1997 as a reserve deputy, and the office subsequently hired him full time in 1999. Over the years, he has lead the sheriff’s detective team and the firearms training program, and conducted internal investigations. He manages the Law Enforcement Division.

Each year, the FBI sponsors four sessions of the National Academy. Each session includes about 220 local law enforcement officers from around the United States, as well as from around the world. While in the academy, the officers and deputies live in a dormitory-like setting. The FBI does not charge U.S. students for tuition, books, equipment, meals, lodging or travel to and from their home.


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