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Asante announces new leaders and new promotions

Employees move into management roles in security, intensive care, pharmacy and PACU while Asante welcomes newcomers in perioperative services and Asante Foundation.
Michael Lanning, manager, ARRMC Pharmacy

Lanning was hired in October 2019 as supervisor of the pharmacy residency program before joining the management ranks. Before joining Asante he worked as a pharmacy coordinator at Providence Health & Services in Medford.  He enjoys hiking (including a 10,000-foot climb near Mt. Shasta, where he took this photo), downhill skiing and trail running.

Christy Noak, manager of patient care services, outpatient PACU, ATRMC

Noak has worked for Asante for nearly 12 years, starting at ARRMC’s Critical Care Unit. She transferred to ATRMC as a charge nurse, then became supervisor for Endoscopy before moving into her current role. She likes all outdoor activities, but prefers “glamping” to camping, she says.

Tony Pinon, manager, ARRMC Security

Pinon joined Asante as a security officer in 2011 before becoming shift lead and then department lead. Last May, he was promoted to supervisor and in December, manager. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking and traveling with his wife and two sons. Before the pandemic shutdowns, he and his wife enjoyed going to sporting events.

Jennifer Ryen, director of development, Asante Foundation

Ryen joined Asante Foundation three months ago and now helps raise funds for the Asante Forward campaign, which includes the new regional cancer center. When not working, she likes cooking, embroidery, walks with friends and writing. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and children, who are 7 and 5 years old.

Kelly Thomas, manager of patient care services, ARRMC Critical Care Unit

Thomas has worked for Asante for two decades, starting as a CNA in the Heart Center and working as unit secretary. While at the Heart Center she earned an LPN license in 2006. She moved to the observation unit on 3NW. In 2009 she became a registered nurse, and later went to work in the CCU. She was named supervisor of the unit in 2019 before being named manager, effective June 2021. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding with her husband and two labrador retrievers.

Jenna Williams, manager of patient care services, ATRMC ICU, IMCU and resource pool

Williams is in her 11th year working for Asante, beginning as a bedside nurse in ATRMC’s Critical Care Unit. She worked as a supervisor of ICU, IMCU and the resource pool before becoming manager. Williams and her husband are raising girls, so hobbies include doing puzzles, playing with Legos and creating fairy houses. She also enjoys reading, hiking and running.

Kim Yates, director of Perioperative Services, ARRMC

Yates is new to Asante, having moved to Southern Oregon from Dallas, Texas, to be closer to family. She chose Asante because of its commitment to caring for the community. In her free time she enjoys time with family, hiking, kayaking, yoga and traveling.

New providers

Asante Physician Partners also welcomes:

  • Robert Glatthaar, PA, orthopedics, Ashland
  • Lauren Javernick, MD, OB/Gyn, Grants Pass
  • Alex Kaminsky, MD, emergency medicine, Medford
  • Brittany Lanzi, PA, emergency medicine, Medford
  • Summaya Latif, MD, endocrinology, Medford
  • William Tooze, PA, ear, nose and throat, Grants Pass
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