HUDSON — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point held a grand opening for its Graduate Medical Education Center.
Regional CEO Shayne George spoke briefly during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Developing a Graduate Medical Education Program is not an easy task or one to be taken lightly,” George told the crowd. “It is extremely challenging and requires long-term commitment and dedication to the rewarding honor and privilege to train future physicians. As you can imagine, there are meticulous governing structures, policies and procedures, training curriculums, faculty designations and training, and significant investments that are made in the facility such as this center where we are today.”
Cardiologist Rao Musunuru, a Regional board member, and Chief Medical Officer Joseph Pino then joined George in cutting the ribbon.
A white coat ceremony of the first class of the American Osteopathic Association Internal Medicine Residency Program was presided over by Michael Strobbe, AOA Internal Medicine Program Director.
In August 2013, Regional officials announced that the Graduate Medical Education Center, at 14108 Glacial Drive on the campus of the hospital, had been approved by the AOA for an internal medicine residency program. This is the hospital’s first step in developing graduate medical education residency programs.
The Graduate Medical Education students included second-year resident Katie Groff, Lake Erie College of Medicine, as well as the following first-year residents:
♦ Camille Alfonso, Lake Erie College of Medicine.
♦ Jonathan Lind, Rocky Vista University College of Medicine.
♦ David Otis, Western University College of Medicine.
♦ Giles Roberts, Edward Via VA College of Medicine.
♦ James Shepard, Philadelphia College of Medicine.
♦ Woody Taves, Lake Erie College of Medicine.