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Jordan Valley Community Health adds physicians, dentists

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Jordan Valley Community Health Center has added seven providers - two physicians, a physician assistant, two nurses practitioners and two dentists.

Drs. Yvonne Agius and Richard Griffith have joined Jordan Valley as family practice physicians, according to a news release.

Agius, who also will work as a women's health provider, earned her medical degree and completed her residency at Michigan State University.

“Dr. Agius is passionate about improving the health of mothers and families,” said Tim Shryack, Jordan Valley vice president of clinical affairs, in the release. "Her knowledge is matched by her dedication to patients."

Griffith previously served with the U.S. Air Force as a senior director and assistant surgeon for modernization, managing more than $2 billion in Air Force Medical Service modernizations and research and development programs.

"He brings a proven record of success and commitment to family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and mentoring," Shryack said in the release.

Michael Plastow, a graduate of MSU's physician assistant program, joins Jordan Valley as a physician assistant. He previously worked at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center as a unit assistant, head orderly and anesthesia tech.

Dawn Dean and Angela Standefer have joined Jordan Valley as nurse practitioners.

Dean, who received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Missouri State University and her master's degree in nursing from the nurse practitioner program at St. Louis University, has more than eight years of experience in pediatric care.

Standefer has more than 10 years of experience in the health care field, having received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also is licensed with the Missouri State Board of Nursing for Advanced Practice and certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and in advanced cardiovascular, pediatric advanced and basic life.

Drs. Katie Skahan and Megan Westrich are the two new dentists on staff at Jordan Valley Dental Clinic.

Skahan, who interned at Jordan Valley in 2010, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She was involved in Smile Kentucky, a volunteer program that treats elementary and middle school children without access to dental care.

Westrich, a member of the American Dental Association and the Missouri Dental Association, specializes in clinical dentistry. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Jordan Valley Health, founded in 2002, provides services for patients who struggle to receive care.

"We’re growing to keep pace with community needs,” Shryack said in the release. “Drs. Westrich and Skahan are focused on helping patients feel comfortable and developing positive relationships built on empathy, concern and trust."[[In-content Ad]]

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