Locum doctor decides to stay in Creston

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  • Jan. 17, 2017 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Kurt Jordan has completed his due diligence and made the decision to settle in Creston with his wife, Victoria.

In recent months Jordan has been providing locum services at different Creston medical clinics, testing the waters, so to speak.

“Creston Valley Health Working Group is delighted that Dr. Jordan and his wife, Victoria, have chosen Creston as their new permanent home,” recruiter Marlin States said last week. “Dr. Jordan recently announced he will be joining Summit Medical Clinic (located across from Creston Valley Hospital) beginning in February.”

States said that Jordan learned of Creston’s recruitment of family physicians at a conference this past year.

“He was pleased to provide locum services to allow himself and currently practicing physicians to work together prior to making a commitment to permanent relocation to Creston,” she said. “In building his clinical practice, which is scheduled to commence February 6th, Dr. Jordan will be accepting new patients. Those who are new residents of Creston Valley, or those who have been previously orphaned (without a physician for a minimum of 6 months) are invited by Summit Medical Clinic to pick up an information packet from their office.”

Jordan’s decision is another success for the Creston Valley Health Working Group, which is funded by the Town of Creston and local RDCK directors.”

“I met Dr. Jordan last week and I was impressed with his enthusiasm to be establishing his practice in Creston,” Mayor Ron Toyota said on Monday. “As chair of our local physician and health recruitment program, I want to give special thanks to Marilin States, our local contract recruiter, for her exemplary commitment to our program.”