Meet the Girard Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Team! Dr. Chandroutie Latchman, Bariatric and General Surgeon, along with this professional and highly-trained team, are part of our Bariatric Sleeve Gastrectomy Program. This procedure is extremely successful with typical patients losing 50-60% of excess body fat! If you have questions about the procedure, please call 620.231.6160.
Dr. Latchman received her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.She completed her general surgery residency program at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York.She completed a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Summa Health Care System in Akron, Ohio.
Dr. Latchman currently sees patients in the Medical Office Building at Girard Medical Center on Mondays. She is in the Pittsburg Kansas Surgical Office Monday-Friday (hours vary). To schedule an appointment, please call 620.231.6160.
Girard Medical Center is pleased to welcome Board Certified Cardiologist Dr. Douglas Stewart to the GMC clinic in Girard every Tuesday afternoon beginning March 28th!
Douglas Stewart MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist from Freeman Health System and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
If you would like to make an appointment, please call 620.724.4178.
Congratulations to Anna Lomshek RN who was honored at the PSU Spring Nursing Banquet on March 10th for being a recipient of the Outstanding Nurse Preceptor Award! This annual award ceremony honors nurses who have a distinct impact on the nursing students they mentor. The nominations are reviewed by the PSU Nursing faculty and they choose the recipients.
Anna, a registered nurse in Girard Medical Center’s Home Health department, was nominated by PSU student, Sabrina Justesen. Sabrina is an undergraduate nursing student who is working on her clinical rotations. Although she was in the Home Health rotation for only 3 weeks, Sabrina said she learned so much from Anna during the car rides to patients’ homes and from observing her with the patients. “She went above and beyond for all of her patients. She genuinely cared for every person she came in contact with,” Sabrina says. She also appreciated Anna’s teaching approach. “She was patient with me and allowed me to practice my skills. She praised me for tasks I performed well, but also taught me new approaches.”
Anna has been a nurse over 40 years and began at Girard Medical Center in 2002. She said she felt very honored to receive this award. She was humbled by Sabrina’s nomination and said, “It felt like they were talking about someone else – not me!” Anna continued to say how much she appreciated PSU’s nice dinner and ceremony.
Girard Medical Center is very proud of Anna! Sabrina said it well: “Anna is one of those people that you automatically can see how big of a heart she has – she is pretty amazing in every aspect.”
Thank you to the PSU School of Nursing for their “Mentor of the Year Award” program, to Sabrina for taking the time to nominate Anna, and to Anna for being an excellent and memorable nurse mentor!