PARKERSBURG — Highmark Blue Cross Blue Defend West Virginia introduced that Michael Yost, a 2022 graduate of West Virginia Faculty of Osteopathic Medication in Lewisburg, has been chosen because the recipient of the eighth annual Farson-Smith-Earley Award.
“Highmark Blue Cross Blue Defend West Virginia is happy to associate with WVSOM in an effort to enhance the accessibility and supply of main well being care companies in rural areas of our state.” mentioned Jim Fawcett, president of Highmark West Virginia. “We congratulate Michael on his choice to observe household drugs in rural West Virginia after finishing his residency, in addition to serving as a rural well being advocate for our state.”
A Greenbrier County resident, Yost will full his residency coaching at Greenbrier Valley Medical Heart in Lewisburg and plans to give attention to household drugs to develop into a rural/main care supplier in southeastern West Virginia.
Greenbrier Valley Medical Heart is a 122-bed facility with inpatient and outpatient care, emergency companies, surgical care, and diagnostic companies, and is a educating heart for WVSOM with a household drugs resident program. Michael plans to give attention to household drugs to develop into a rural/main care supplier in southeastern West Virginia.
The award, which honors three former presidents of the Blue Cross Blue Defend plan in West Virginia, Thomas D. Farson, Gregory Ok. Smith and J. Fred Earley II, is introduced yearly to an excellent WVSOM graduate who’s dedicated to training drugs . in a rural a part of West Virginia. Farson, Smith, and Earley served as presidents of Blue Cross Blue Defend from 1973 to 1995, 1995 to 2009, and 2009 to 2016, respectively.
The annual recipient receives a everlasting honorary plaque on the WVSOM campus and a $three,000 stipend.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Defend West Virginia serves 240,000 members via the corporate’s well being care advantages enterprise and lots of of hundreds of extra members via the BlueCard program.