Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal Country Community Health Center are pleased to welcome Ann Ruffo, DO, to our team. Dr. Ruffo will primarily be serving patients at CCCHC Hazen. She will also be providing care in the emergency room at SMC.
Dr. Ruffo completed her undergraduate studies at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, and then attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest where she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. Dr. Ruffo completed her internship and family medicine residency at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2012-2013 she received a Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
Dr. Ruffo enjoys cross country skiing, hobby farming, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her children.
Sakakawea Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive for 2021-2022 has begun! The purpose of this fund drive is to secure the finances needed for SMC to continue to meet current and future healthcare needs in our area. This is an opportunity for you as an individual to make an impact on the health and well-being of your community.
People living with Parkinson Disease or other neurological conditions often move differently, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. They may have trouble getting around, getting dressed, and with other daily activities. A new therapy offered at SMC can help patients with PD use their body more normally and slow symptom progression. Lisa Fletcher, PT, DPT, recently went through LSVT BIG training to become an LSVT BIG Certified Clinician.
The Annual Meeting of the Hazen Memorial Hospital Association will be held on Thursday, October 27 at Hazen City Hall. Free blood pressure screenings will begin at 5:00 p.m. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the business meeting following at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.