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Hospital Update


March 12, 2020

Garfield County Hospital District (GCHD) is excited to announce three new providers who will join our team.

A new doctor Dr. Christopher Iacobelli, MD, will join GCHD under a four-year contract to work in the Pomeroy Medical Clinic. He brings an extensive background of family practice with special interests in thyroid disorders and diagnostic medicine. "I look forward to continuing to meet the healthcare needs of my patients and the community," said Dr. Iacbobelli. We are excited to have a full–time physician to complement our clinic team as we continue to strive to provide top quality care to our community. Iacobelli will be available for appointments beginning March 16.

Courtney Travis, ARNP, has signed a two-year contract with GCHD to provide ER coverage. Courtney has been working in our ER for a few years now as part of a staffing agency. She has provided excellent care and has been appreciated by both patients and staff. From Courtney, "I am looking forward to filling a full-time position in the Pomeroy emergency department," said Travis. "I am an emergency nurse practitioner with over 10 years of Emergency experience in high volume ER's in the Pacific NW. I am excited to live and work in a place where I will feel involved and connected with the community. The people I have met are warm, welcoming and the outdoor opportunities abound. Our family loves hiking, skiing, boating and we are looking forward to our new adventures here." Courtney will be starting in the ER at the beginning of April.

Josh Mayfield, PA, is returning to GCHD under a two-year contract to also provider Emergency Room coverage. "I am looking forward to working at Garfield County Hospital again and spending time with the wonderful people of the community," said Mayfield. "For the past six years, I have worked in Spokane at Multi-Care Deaconess and Valley General Hospitals in the emergency departments and have enjoyed my time there. Additionally, I work at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee Wash., another critical access hospital that is supported by a small community similar to Garfield County. I am excited to be part of a team of skilled clinicians that work to provide high-quality medical care for the people of Garfield County." Josh starts with the District at the end of March.

With these wonderful additions, we hope to have secured quality long term health care providers for the community. It has been a major goal of the District to secure our own providers for the emergency room (ER) as well as hire a full time MD for the clinic that can be in place for an extended period. With these new hires, we can say those goals have been accomplished. We continue to move forward working on improving and this is a big step in that direction. Please help us in welcoming our new providers.


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