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Samaritan physician residents graduate

The Samaritan Health Services Graduate Medical Education program graduated its seventh class of physician residents last June.

Family medicine graduates included Caroline Coulter, Brooke Davis, Lynn Gower, Danielle Harik, Nathan Rheault, Jessica Sanders, Andrew Smythe, Amber Vester and Michael Watson Jr. Internal medicine graduates included Timothy Becker, Richard Pham, Aaron Pierce, Yelena Rubinchikova, Michael Schiedler, Joel Stuart and Quynh Tran. Psychiatry graduates included Adam Biesman, Blaine King and Johnnie Chi. Child and adolescent psychiatry fellow was Stephen Hubbard. Cardiology/interventional cardiology graduates were Ted Foster and Kenneth Nelson.

Traditional rotating internship graduates were Erica Anderson, Taylor Delamarter, Evan Schlager, Allison Melkonian and Kevin Myers. Dermatology graduates were Bryce Desmond and Benjamin Perry. Mohs fellow was Brandon Markus. Orthopedic surgery graduates were Ryan Callahan, Craig Gillis and Andrew Nelson. General surgery graduates were Erika La Vella and David Schwartz. Neuromusculoskeletal medicine graduate was Dan McCarthy.

Five physicians stayed on with Samaritan, including Vester, Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic; Becker, Samaritan Cardiology Fellowship; Erika La Vella, General Surgery Bariatric Program; Schiedler, Samaritan Cardiology Fellowship; Stuart, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital; and Watson, Samaritan Health Services Neuromusculoskeletal Residency Program.

Corvallis adviser gains designation

Michael Hill, a financial adviser for PacWest Wealth Partners in Corvallis, recently obtained the professional designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor through the College of Financial Planning.

Hill completed the requirements that include coursework and examinations that cover pre-and post-retirement needs, asset management, estate planning and the entire retirement planning process, using models and techniques from real-client situations.

Hill graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in mathematics. He has a year and a half of experience with Ameriprise Financial.

Hill can be reached at 541-757-3000 or at the Ameriprise office at 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Suite 101.

Foundation names philanthropic adviser

The Oregon Community Foundation has promoted Jackie Roth to philanthropic adviser to its team that serves Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane and Linn counties.

Roth will assist donors in creating new charitable funds, and will be a resource for professional advisers. Most recently, she was development assistant to OCF’s chief development officer. Previously, she worked for the World Affairs Council of Oregon, including as development officer and manager of membership and events.

Roth works in OCF’s Eugene office and can be reached at 541-431-7099.

Local officers are academy grads

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training recently announced the graduation of its 374th Basic Police Class.

Lisa M. Larkin of the Corvallis Police Department and Christopher Sobremonte of the Sweet Home Police Department were among those who graduated in a ceremony on Feb. 16 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

The Basic Police Class is 16 weeks long and includes dozens of training areas, such as survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition and other subjects.

Club elects officers

The Albany Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 96th year of service to the Albany community in 2018.

The club recently elected new officers and a new board member. They are Ryan Hanson, president; James Brown, vice president; Brian McElligott, treasurer; Ellen Carlson, past president; and T. Ann Boyce, board member.