Trios Health | HealthBridge | August 2018

Continued from page 1 AN AMAZING CLASS “Trios Health is graduating six amazing physicians from our residency programs. This graduating class is a group of very bright individuals who have great compassion for their patients and families. I am proud to call them my colleagues. It has been an honor to have a part in the growth of each resident, from a medical school graduate to a physician ready to care for patients on their own,” said Heather Phipps, DO, director of Medical Education. “It is a goal of the Trios Health residency programs to train and retain physicians to serve the community and improve access to care for patients. We are thrilled that once again we will be keeping residency graduates to serve as physicians in our community.” 2 Trios Medical Group Welcomes New Hires SURGERY SERVICES Jared R. Wingert, CRNA, has joined the surgery services team at Trios Southridge Hospital. Wingert previously worked for University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, Missouri, from 2012 until recently. Before that, he worked as a cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) registered nurse for Palmetto Health Rich- land Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Car- olina, and as an ICU nurse for Stevens Hospital in Edmonds, Washington. Wingert completed a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. URGENT CARE Oscar Del Valle, FNP, has joined Trios Medical Group–Urgent Care. He provides services at Trios Urgent Care Center–Columbia Center, located at 7201 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick. Del Valle worked at Prosser Memorial Health’s Benton City Clinic for 11 years as a family medicine provider. Before that, he worked for Seamar Com- munity Clinic in Kent, Washington as a counselor. Del Valle received a medical doctorate degree from the Amer- ican Global University School of Medicine in Belmopan, Belize. He completed a Master of Science in Nursing at Samuel Merritt Uni- versity in Oakland, California. Del Valle is a board certified family nurse practitioner. Trios Urgent Care Center–Columbia Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 509-221-6900 or visit for information and wait times. Two of the graduating residents will join Trios Health and continue to serve the Tri-Cities community. Dr. Reyes-Rufo will work as a hospitalist at Trios Southridge Hospital begin- ning in August; Dr. Fix-Lanes will join the family medicine team in September. Dr. Borgmann is now practicing family medicine in Bend, Oregon. Dr. Chong has returned to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, to work at an outpatient clinic. And Dr. Cordero has entered a one-year fellowship for Hospice and Palliative Medicine at The University of Arizona. Bankruptcy is Behind Us Another goodbye was met with relief and celebration by the 1,100+ employees of Trios Health: the confirmation of its Chapter 9 Plan of Adjustment by the United States Bank- ruptcy Court on June 20. Employees and providers celebrated Independence Day—and freedom from bankruptcy—with ice cream socials and a video montage to the disco anthem “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” on YouTube: . “I am pleased and appreciative of our employees and patients who have supported us throughout this challenging process,” said Marv Kinney, president of the KPHD Board of Commissioners. With the court confirmation, Trios Health will emerge from bankruptcy with the ability to continue to provide patient care and expand its services in the Tri-Cities. It also paved the way for Trios Health to become part of RCCH HealthCare Partners through its joint venture with UW Medicine, RCCH– UW Medicine Healthcare Holdings, LLC., which is expected late summer. Editor’s note: The RCCH acquisition was expected to close at the time of this newsletter’s printing.