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Well-Being

September 2, 2010

Well-Being Newsmakers: 09/02/2010

Yuan Li Zhang, MD, MS, Ph.D, has joined the team of providers at Otsego Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine in Gaylord.

Dr. Zhang completed his education at Taishan Medical College (MD), Shandong Medical College (MS) and received a Ph.D. from Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing prior to his arrival in the United States from China in 1999, and completed cardiology fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He is a member of the Chinese Medical Association, American Heart Association-Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, and the editorial staff of the Chinese Journal of Cardiology.

Dr. Zhang is at the OMH Internal Medicine office located inside the OMH Professional Medical Building. For more information or an appointment, call (989) 731-7870.

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Geradine Simkins, CNM, MSN, of Maple City was recently hired as the Interim Executive Director for the Midwives Alliance of North America. She will serve as executive director for two years.

Simkins has served on the Board of Directors of the Midwives Alliance for the past 10 years and currently is president. She has been a community midwife in the Grand Traverse area for more than 30 years as well as a maternal and child health care advocate. Simkins has operated her own midwifery business, worked in migrant healthcare and provided maternal and child health services for Native American tribes throughout the Midwest.

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