Medicine Program graduates three residents
Drs. Giovanni Crosland, Michael Doermann and Mark Lupton have graduated from Bingham Memorial Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency program. They are the second group of residents to graduate since the program’s start in 2014, a program news release said.
A primary goal of Bingham’s residency program is to introduce doctors to rural health care, with the goal that they will want to stay in or nearby the region after graduation.
“This has proven to be quite successful as three of the five residents who have graduated from Bingham Memorial’s program so far have chosen to stay in eastern Idaho,” Bingham Memorial CEO Jake Erickson said in the release.
The current three graduates have accepted positions at the following clinics:
n Dr. Giovanni Crosland has taken a position in Tremonton, Utah, at Bear River Valley Hospital, working in an outpatient internal medicine clinic.
n Dr. Michael Doermann has taken a position in Provo, Utah, at Utah Valley Hospital, working in an outpatient internal medicine clinic.
n Dr. Mark Lupton has taken a position at Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls. He will split his time between an outpatient clinic and the inpatient hospitalist service.
Additionally, four new resident physicians are joining Bingham’s Internal Medicine Residency program, starting in July, the release said. The four new residents, who hold their Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), are: Dr. Megan Hubbard, who graduated from Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Wash.; Drs. Sean Huggins and Tyler Wood, who graduated from Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz.; and, Dr. Mikelle Rogers, who graduated from AT Still University in Kirksville, Mo.
All of Bingham Memorial’s residents are studying internal medicine, which is a medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. These diseases include treating patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, coronary artery disease and chronic pulmonary disease. The residents will spend the next three years training throughout eastern Idaho to become eligible for board certification in internal medicine.
Residency is a required step and the final stage of a physician’s graduate medical education before they go into practice.
Anderson is new Central Fire District chief
Carl Anderson has been hired as the Central Fire District Fire chief.
Anderson has served as a volunteer with Central Fire District since 1995, a fire district news release said. He became the assistant fire chief on May 1, 2013.
Jared Giannini has been hired as the assistant to the chief. He will assist Anderson with day-to-day operations. He has served as a volunteer with Central Fire District since July 2012. The assistant to the chief is a new full-time position approved by the commissioners April 12, the Jefferson Star reported.
Anderson replaces Bill Pope, who was selected as the fire chief in February, but resigned in April leading to Anderson filling the role as the interim fire chief, the Jefferson Star reported.
The Central Fire District, which has about 80 part-time volunteers, serves Jefferson County from four fire stations spread throughout the county.