The Plateau Post

Welcome to the Colorado Plateau Center for Health Profession’s blog, The Plateau Post. Here you’ll find organization updates, news, and stories of our students on their paths to becoming healthcare professionals.

All stories are posted by our staff, unless otherwise noted.

Spotlight

Q&A: Mary Pasternacki, FNP-BC

Continuing Education, or CE, is a vital part of our mission to improve the health of rural and underserved communities in northern Arizona by building, training, and strengthening the health workforce. Here we spotlight Mary Pasternacki, FNP-BC, a leader in creating education and networking opportunities

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Spotlight

Q&A: Amy C. Negovan, PNP

Continuing Education, or CE, is a vital part of our mission to improve the health of rural and underserved communities in northern Arizona by building, training, and strengthening the health workforce. Here we spotlight Amy C. Negovan, PNP, who helps school nurses by offering continuing

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Residency

AZ Bill Bolsters New Family & Community Medicine Residency

Earlier this year Governor Doug Ducey signed AZ House Bill 2392 to provide much-needed funding for community health centers that sponsor graduate medical education (GME) programs. As a community health center and sponsoring institution of a graduate medical education program, North Country HealthCare will be

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Spotlight

Q&A: Anthony Blackhorse, CMA

Tell us about you! My name is Anthony Blackhorse, and I’ve been working at North Country HealthCare as a certified medical assistance since August 2020. I grew up in a small town called Kayenta on the Navajo Reservation, about 30 minutes south of Monument Valley.

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Residency

Match Day: New Residents Begin July 2021

We are excited to welcome four family medicine residents and two pharmacy residents to the premier family & community medicine and pharmacy residency programs in the region. Our residents will gain primary care experience in a variety of settings from rural to frontier northern Arizona.

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Together we can ensure that we have enough quality healthcare practitioners to care for all our communities today and in the future.

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