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Center honors healthcare professionals

Submitted photo The Center for Women’s Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital recently honored several healthcare professionals for the valuable role that they play in women’s healthcare. Honored were Physician Assistant Katherine Keely Burnside; Certified Nurse Midwives Sarah Hicks, Amanda Ketterman and Kathryn Robinson; and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Sarah Riffle.

BUCKHANNON — The Center for Women’s Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital recently honored several healthcare professionals for the valuable role that they play in women’s healthcare. Honored were Physician Assistant Katherine Keely Burnside; Certified Nurse Midwives: Sarah Hicks, Amanda Ketterman and Kathryn Robinson; and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Sarah Riffle.

Physician Assistants (PA) are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and can serve as your primary healthcare provider. PAs improve healthcare access and quality, making it easier for you to get the care you need.

Certified Nurse Midwives are trained health professionals who help healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. They provide gynecological care to adolescents and women all the way through menopause. They are registered nurses who have graduated from an accredited nurse-midwifery education program and have passed national exams.

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer are highly trained technologists who operate ultrasound equipment to produce images of patients’ organs, tissues, and blood flow. They obtain the images needed to give doctors information they need to diagnose the cause and extent of illnesses, diseases, and disorders

The commitment and dedication of these professionals ensure that women receive the very best in healthcare. “We are really honored to have such knowledgeable and dedicated providers to enhance the care in our community,” said Kimberly Farry, MD. “It gives patients choices in the kind of health care they want for themselves.”