Hill enters health-care leadership program
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic announced that Amanda Hill became one of its newest fellows in the Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship program for the 2019-20 year.
Hill, of Wilsonville, works locally with YVFWC's Salud Medical Center and Pacific Pediatrics in Woodburn.
YVFWC spokeswoman Amber Betts noted that Hill completed her undergraduate degree at Western Oregon University and finished her masters while working fulltime at Salud Medical Center as an administrative assistant.
Betts said Sollus is a postgraduate fellowship that fosters the development of individuals committed to the patients in federally-qualified community health centers and to careers in health care administration. It has three key components: orientation, project-based training, and community service.
"I have witnessed the profound impacts our clinics have on our communities. Our clinics offer services to patients who may otherwise not have access to care," Hill said. "I'm so excited to put to use the skills and knowledge I will gain from this fellowship to continue serving my neighbors."
The program provides fellows with a greater understanding of the unique dynamics of a community health center, and it is a tool YVFWC uses to develop and prepare its next generation of leaders.
"We are so proud that this year's fellows are part of our current staff," YVFWC CEO Carlos Olivares said.
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