St. John’s invites community to meet new providers

JACKSON, Wyo. — St. John’s Health welcomed three new specialists to its team of healthcare providers in November. At the end of the month, the public will have a chance to meet them outside hospital walls.

St. John’s is hosting a public reception Tuesday, January 28 from 5–6:30 p.m. in the Jackson Room at the Wort Hotel. The evening will include a short program at 5:30 p.m.

“This is an opportunity to meet many of our sub-specialists in an informal setting, which many patients have told us they find valuable,” said Communications Officer Karen Connelly. “The new doctors represent an expansion of St. John’s Health in the areas of oncology/cancer care, cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, and sleep medicine.”

Other physicians from the medical group, and new and current staff members from St. John’s Health and Teton Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation will be available to meet the public.

Appetizers, beverages, and a cash bar will be available.

Meet the providers:

Huntsman Cancer Institute oncologist Benjamin Solomon, MD, is board-certified in hematology, oncology, and internal medicine. Dr. Solomon completed his fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Oncology nurse practitioner Beth Dannewald, NP-C, MSN, has worked in oncology for 23 years, since earning her BS in nursing from Louisiana State University. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Cardiologist Jon Melman, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. On the staff of Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Melman completed fellowships in cardiology and electrophysiology at Harvard Medical School.

Cardiology nurse practitioner Stephanie Ferris, FNPC-DNP, earned both her bachelor of nursing science and doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Wyoming, completing both degrees with honors.

A Wyoming native, neurologist Stephanie Lyden, MD, attended medical school at the University of Washington and completed a neurology residency at Rush University in Chicago. She is currently completing a vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Board certified in sleep medicine and pulmonary disease, Haven Malish, MD, completed fellowships in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Southern California and in sleep medicine at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

Nurse practitioner Shawna Giles, APRN, conducts sleep consults and follow up visits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of South Florida.

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