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North Central Health Care Welcomes Three Doctors to Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin Psychiatry Residency Program at NCHC Wausau Campus

(Wausau, WI) North Central Health Care (NCHC) is pleased to announce and welcome the residents of the 2017 Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin Psychiatry Residency Program in a Community Welcome Event on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the North Central Health Care Wausau Campus. The event is open to community partners to celebrate and welcome three doctors who will begin their residency programs at NCHC: Amy Butterworth, M.D., Albina Ovasapyan, M.D. and Ryan Stever, M.D.

Interim CEO, Michael Loy states, “We are confident these individuals bring outstanding experience, credentials, and character to build an excellent foundation for the Psychiatry Residency Program. This is an exciting moment that marks the expansion of the four-year residency program right here in the Wausau community. As NCHC celebrates its 45th year serving the community, we continue to nurture partnerships with organizations such as the Medical College of Wisconsin that will progressively impact mental health and behavioral health care in Central Wisconsin far into the future.”

Continuing a mission to provide more physicians to rural and underserved areas of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services (DHS) announced in May of 2014 http://bit.ly/2rNWdg7 that over $3.3 million in grants were awarded to six health organizations to establish new Graduate Medical Education programs (GME) over the following three years. North Central Health Care in Wausau, was awarded a $370,771 grant for development of a specialty residency program targeting psychiatry.

The Community Welcome Event will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm with a Welcome Program beginning at 5:00 pm, including a white coat presentation ceremony. Guests will have the opportunity to meet all three doctors and share in light refreshments and appetizers. Attendees are asked to use the main entrance marked with a yellow flag located at 1100 Lake View Drive in Wausau.

North Central Health Care provides compassionate and specialized care for people with complex behavioral and skilled nursing needs in Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon counties. Person-centered services are provided for mental health, substance abuse, crisis, developmental disabilities, adult protection, aquatic physical therapy and skilled nursing care that fulfills and enriches lives throughout our communities.

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For more information, please contact:
North Central Health Care, Jessica Meadows, Marketing & Communications
1100 Lake View Drive • Wausau, WI 54403
715.848.4309          jmeadows@norcen.org      www.norcen.org