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7/2/2019

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Honors Graduates of Saint Louis University’s Family Medicine Residency Program


(O’FALLON, IL) – A graduation ceremony was recently held for 14 physicians in the Saint Louis University (SLU) Family Medicine Residency Program practicing at HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Graduates were noted and thanked for their dedication and commitment to providing high-quality care to patients at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital during the three-year training program.
 
“St. Elizabeth's is privileged to serve as a teaching hospital for the Saint Louis University program that partners with Scott Air Force Base and SIHF Healthcare to train new graduate physicians to become independent, experienced physicians,” noted President and CEO Patti Fischer. “As a teaching hospital, St. Elizabeth’s is able to bring some of the best and brightest young medical professionals into our facility, and the graduating class of 2019 is no exception. We can’t thank them enough for their dedication to our patients and families and their commitment to providing high-quality, safe patient care throughout the residency program.”
 
Dane Bay, MD, received St. Elizabeth’s 2019 Franciscan Spirit Award.  The award annually recognizes one resident who truly lives the Mission of St. Francis and the Hospital Sisters, and best exemplifies the Core Values of St. Elizabeth's Hospital: Respect, Care, Competence and Joy. Nominations are collected from clinical staff and other colleagues who have worked with the residents during their residency to determine the recipient.
 
Dr. Bay, who has a passion for helping the poor and vulnerable, is originally from Reno, Nevada. He came to the SLU Family Medicine Residency Program and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after originally working with laws and regulations in public health. He decided to change his career path to become a physician in hopes of making a greater difference for patients.
 
“Dr. Bay was noted through numerous nominations as a compassionate, caring and respectful physician who serves as an advocate for his patients to offer patient-centered care. His positivity and sense of humor are contagious as he spreads joy to everyone he encounters.” shared Fischer.
 
“Receiving the Franciscan Spirit Award was a great surprise,” shared Dr. Bay. “As a physician, embodying Respect, Care, Competence and Joy is greatly ingrained in everything that all of the residents do, so I am honored to have been selected. I am also truly grateful for the Residency program through Saint Louis University, SIHF and St. Elizabeth’s. Not only was it an amazing experience with excellent people and support, but the program truly prepared me to confidently work in any area of family medicine,” noted Dr. Bay. 
 
The 2019 graduates include:  
  • Adebunmi Adeyinka Ojulari, MD, is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Dr. Adeyinka Ojulari will practice with the Vituity hospitalists at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois.
  • Kyle W. Ashland, MBBS, is a graduate of St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, United Kingdom. Dr. Ashland has been accepted into the Sports Medicine fellowship program at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Capt. Michelle C. Baker, MD, is a graduate of University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, Illinois. Capt. Baker has been assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Dane A. Bay, MD, MPH, is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Cupecoy, Sint Maarten. Dr. Bay will practice at a CHI Franciscan Medical Group clinic in Seattle, Washington.
  • Capt. Noah M. Cooperstein, MD, is a graduate of University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Capt. Cooperstein has been assigned to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, as a member of the SLU Family Medicine Residency program faculty.
  • Patrick D. Farrell, DO, is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Farrell will practice at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital—Lake Saint Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Capt. Marcus R. Hennon, DO, is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. Capt. Hennon has been assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan.
  • Capt. Jennifer Loomis, DO, is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Capt. Loomis has been assigned to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, as a member of the SLU Family Medicine Residency program faculty.
  • Capt. Lindsay Marie Snow, MD, is a graduate of University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. Capt. Snow has been assigned to Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota.
  • Hyman D. Thompson, MD, is a graduate of University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Thompson plans to practice in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Capt. Lindsay Brewster Tolksdorf, DO, is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. Capt. Tolksdorf has been assigned to Misawa Air Base, Japan.
  • Sana Usman, MD, is a graduate of Windsor University School of Medicine in Cayon, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Dr. Usman plans to practice in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Capt. Daniela P. Vincent, DO, is a graduate of Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. Capt. Vincent has been assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
  • Capt. Joseph A. Yoha, DO, is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Capt. Yoha has been assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
To learn more about the Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency program and other St. Elizabeth’s teaching hospital programs, visit http://www.steliz.org/teachinghospital.  
 
2019 Class Photo: HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital honors the Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2019. They include front row, (left to right): Kyle W. Ashland, MBBS; Patrick D. Farrell, DO; Hyman D. Thompson, MD; Dane A. Bay, MD, MPH; Capt. Joseph A. Yoha, DO; Capt. Noah M. Cooperstein, MD and Capt. Marcus R. Hennon, DO. Back row (left to right): Sana Usman, MD; Capt. Jennifer Loomis, DO; Capt. Lindsay Marie Snow, MD; Adebunmi Adeyinka Ojulari, MD; Capt. Michelle C. Baker, MD; Captain Lindsay Brewster Tolksdorf, DO and Capt. Daniela P. Vincent, DO.
 
Franciscan Spirit Award Photo: Patti Fischer, president and CEO of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, presents Dr. Dane Bay with the 2019 Franciscan Spirit Award.
 

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