Families in rural communities often have less access to specialty care and resources. That's why Salud Medical Center launched the Salud Rural Maternal Child Fellowship program.
"In rural communities, sometimes you are the only doctor around and there are no specialists or NICU's," Dr. Antonio Germann said.
Salud Medical Center welcomed Dr. Katie Snyder as its first fellow of the inaugural program in early August.
Dr. Snyder comes to the program with experience, dedication, and an eagerness to provide rural communities with quality care. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency with Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Bremerton, Washington.
"I joined this fellowship to expand my obstetrics skills and improve access to high-quality maternal care in underserved and rural populations," Dr. Snyder said.
Dr. Snyder will spend the next year training with specialists, learning operative obstetrics, and how to provide care for premature babies and others who may visit the rural hospital. She also will refine skills stabilizing specialty patients for transfer to other facilities when the need arises.
"We are so thrilled to have this resource to offer our communities," Dr. Germann said.
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