February 7, 2012 -
Stephenie Bennett, certified physician assistant (PA-C), joined the clinical staff at the Olympic Medical Physicians (OMP) Primary Care Clinic, 433 E. 8th Street, Port Angeles on February 1. Bennett will provide on-site clinical care and support the care of Olympic Medical Physicians’ patients at local skilled nursing facilities.
“Our clinic hosted Stephenie as a student in 2009,” says Lori Larson, clinic manager at the OMP Primary Care Clinic. “We found her to be very bright and capable. We are excited that we have the opportunity to welcome her back, this time as a permanent member of our team.”
Bennett graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX program, where she received her physician assistant credentials, in 2009. Prior to her new position at the OMP Primary Care Clinic, Bennett worked for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, predominantly caring for Hispanic agricultural workers and their families, from 2009 to 2011.
“Three years ago, I completed a clinical rotation in geriatrics at the OMP Primary Care Clinic,” says Bennett. “I fell in love with the clinical work and am excited to be offered the opportunity to now work in that capacity.”
Bennett recently moved to the area and she looks forward to getting to know the people and the area, as well as becoming active in the community.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.