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CVMS Welcomes Stephanie Smith

CVMS Welcomes Stephanie Smith

Stephanie R. Smith, ARNP  has joined the ranks at CVMS.  An MSN graduate from Allen College, she received her board certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2017.  Her professional interests include joint replacement surgery, sports medicine and orthopedic trauma.

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum Visits CVMS – Discusses ACA

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum Visits CVMS – Discusses ACA

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-1st District, visited CVMS to discuss how Congress can work to improve health care as it seeks to repeal and replace Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) in the next session.  In a round table discussion, Blum met with a room full of physicians to understand the impact of regulations on patient care.  Gil Irey, chief executive officer of CVMS, Dr, Ben Torrez, orthopedic surgeon in Waterloo, and Dr. Kalyana Sundaram, a cardiologist, were just some of the attendees at the meeting.

To read the full Courier article on this meeting, please click HERE.

Jonathon Hennings, MN-FNP, Joins Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute

Jonathon Hennings, MN-FNP, Joins Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute

Dr. Jay Ginther, head of Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute, is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Hennings, MN-FNP, to his staff. Hennings is a Family Nurse Practitioner with his Masters from Allen College of Nursing. He joins Dr. Ginther from Ottumwa Regional Health Centers where he specialized in occupational medicine, urgent care and family practice. Hennings is excited to return to the medical community in the Cedar Valley, having previously worked at Waverly Health Center and People’s Community Health Clinic in Waterloo. Hennings also serves in the Iowa National Guard as a Captain, in area support medical command. Hennings is currently the Senior Pastor with Peace Church in Waverly, and enjoys photography, gardening, traveling, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Dr. Brendan Girschek Appointed as an Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Brendan Girschek Appointed as an Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Waterloo, Iowa – Cedar Valley Eye Care is pleased to announce that Dr. Brendan Girschek has been appointed to be an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Girschek is a board-certified, fellowship-trained retina specialist who practices in the Division of Retina Surgery in Cedar Valley Eye Care and whose practice focuses specifically on treating diseases affecting the retina and the vitreous body of the eye, also known as “vitreoretinal diseases.” His expertise and dedication to his patients are reflected in his examiner nomination, which is peer-reviewed and is based upon a rigorous set of standards.
“I am very honored to be appointed to be an American Board of Ophthalmology examiner,” says Dr. Girschek.

As America’s oldest medical specialist certification board and one of less than 25 such boards acknowledged by both the American Medical Association and the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Board of Ophthalmology is an independent association that utilizes examiners in the critical process of board-certifying qualifying ophthalmologists. Examiners assist with the oral examinations administered to ophthalmologists seeking board certification and help create the examination content, including developing the written examination. By certifying the level of expertise for ophthalmologists, the American Board of Ophthalmology helps reassure patients that they will receive the highest standard of eye care. Dr. Girschek’s insight and expertise will be tremendous assets to his fellow examiners, the board and his field.