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Physician Assistants: At Valley Health, They're Making a Difference

Physician Assistants: At Valley Health, They're Making a Difference

You’ll find them in Valley Health Urgent Care centers, physician practices and rural health clinics. They assist in our Operating Rooms and Emergency Departments. They are integral in specialty services such as Winchester Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Center and Intensive Care Unit. These licensed healthcare providers work alongside Valley Health physicians to treat patients from one month to 101 years of age. They conduct exams, order tests, diagnose and treat illness, write prescriptions and advise patients about preventive care. They may have additional certifications in emergency medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and other specialties.

Who are these highly qualified caregivers? They are Physician Assistants (PAs) and we salute them during National Physician Assistant Week, October 6-12. Valley Health employs 58 PAs who provide expert and compassionate medical care as part of our team of more than 150 Advance Practice Clinicians (APCs). Join us in thanking these providers for their dedication to quality care for Valley Health patients!

Want to learn more?

Elizabeth Holladay, Physician Assistant at Valley Health Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Family Medicine | Strasburg, shares why she became a PA and how she makes a difference in the lives of our patients.