Wilson Memorial Hospital and the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce held a reception on Wednesday evening to introduce and honor the newest members of their medical staff to the community. The event, held at the Piqua Country Club, included local business people, community leaders, area physicians, hospital donors and staff.
Jeff Raible, president of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed guests to the reception.
“For several years now the Chamber has had the privilege to partner with the fine folks at Wilson Hospital to welcome the physicians who have joined their organization this past year,” said Raible.“Clearly, the presence of a quality hospital is vital to the well-being of any community. Remember though that hospitals aren’t just facilities and equipment. The life-blood of every reputable hospital is its staff.”
Following Raible’s remarks, David Andrick, director of Physician Recruitment and Relations at Wilson Memorial shared his comments.
“They say that a hospital is only as good as its medical staff,” said Andrick. “That is what brings us together this evening – to honor and recognize the newest members of the Wilson Memorial medical staff. The hospital administration and board of trustees focus a great deal of attention and resources in attracting quality providers to serve the community—it’s probably one of the most important jobs we have. I am pleased to say that we have a full line-up with us this evening”
The providers who joined Wilson Memorial’s medical staff in the past year include:
Dr. Rehan Ahmed
Dr. Ahmed is a fellowship trained cardiologist that recently joined the Sidney Cardiology group, affiliated with the Kettering Physician Network. Dr. Ahmed is the lead physician for their Sidney practice and specializes in the management of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Chethana Kanaparthi
Dr. Kanaparthi is a board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologist. She recently joined the practice of Dr. Abdulla Taja and Gastroenterology of West Central Ohio, Inc. Dr. Kanaparthi will primarily see and treat patients out of their Sidney office located at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Joseph Montanaro
Dr. Montanaro will be joining the Wilson Care, Inc. network and Dr. Larry Holland and his OB/GYN practice located in Piqua, Ohio.
Prior to his decision to join Wilson Care, Inc., Dr. Montanaro practiced in southern New Hampshire for over 18 years. Dr. Montanaro will offer a full range of obstetrical and gynecological care. He has delivered more than 5,000 babies in his career.
Dr. Kristi Pedler
Dr. Pedler joined the Wilson Care, Inc. OB/GYN team in July 2012. Prior to joining Wilson Care, Inc., she practiced at Blanchard Valley in Findlay. Dr. Pedler completed her OB/GYN residency at the Medical College of Ohio Department of OB-GYN in Toledo, Ohio. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Pedler is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Julie Ressler
Dr. Ressler joined the Wilson Care, Inc. OB/GYN team in April 2012. Prior to joining, Dr. Ressler practiced in Bryan, Ohio. She completed her OB/GYN residency at the Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Scott Short
Dr. Short joined Wilson Memorial Hospital in July 2012. He serves as the medical director for Occupational Health Services and Wilson Urgent Care. Dr. Short brings many years of experience in occupational medicine. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, where he also completed his residency program in Family Medicine. Dr. Short is board-certified in family medicine.
Erin Yarkosky, Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)
Yarkosky recently joined the Wilson Memorial medical staff as a Certified Nurse Practitioner for Wilson Urgent Care and Occupational Health Services. She also spends two days a week seeing and treating patients at Compassionate Care of Shelby County, a clinic that provides healthcare services to uninsured and under-insured residents of Shelby County, Ohio.
Following the physician introductions, Margo O’Leary, director of Marketing and Public Relations for Wilson Memorial Hospital, concluded the program by sharing information about an important cause Wilson Memorial Hospital is supporting.
“We are very proud of the impact we have on our community each and every day,” said O’Leary. “Tonight, I am proud to announce our participation in the Ohio Hospital Association Donate Life Partnership. The overall goal of this campaign is simple – to increase donor registration rates across Ohio.
Donate Life Ohio is a statewide program intended to further educate our communities about organ, eye and tissue donation.
“The need for more registered donors is real,” said O’Leary. “In Ohio alone, over 3,400 people are waiting for life-saving transplants. We hope you’ll join us in this opportunity to motivate others to save and enhance lives.”