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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Family Medicine Residents Graduate

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July 19, 2017

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) is pleased to announce the 2017 graduating class of the Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency program.

The two residents of the program, Dr. Michael Adling and Dr. Catherine Dong graduated from the three-year residency program last month.

“Doctors Adling and Dong brought levity and joy to our program,” residency director Dr. Katheryn Norris said. “They were very adaptable and flexible in being part of this new program and we couldn’t be more proud of their achievements.”

Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency is a community-based osteopathic residency in Grandview, Washington.

It is the first medical residency program established in the Lower Yakima Valley, located in south central Washington State.

The mission of Sollus Northwest is to improve health access and health status for rural, minority and underserved persons living in the region by developing training programs for health professionals in our clinics where we serve those populations.

The residency program is sponsored by OPTI-West in Pomona, California, and is affiliated with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington. In addition to working at the YVFWC Grandview clinic, residents gain clinical experience at Trios Health in Kennewick, Wash.; PMH Medical Center in Prosser, Wash.; and Sunnyside Community Hospital in Sunnyside, Wash.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic provides a broad range of general and specialized medical, psychiatric, nursing, women's health, social work, and ancillary services for the primary care patient in a community-based clinic.  YVFWC provides an interdisciplinary team model directed toward health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic medical conditions, referral to specialty care, and coordination of patient health care needs.


About Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: