Samaritan Lebanon Health Center-Family Medicine is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant Elena Noonan to its team.
Noonan attained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo, followed by a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Medicine University.
She developed an interest in patient care while volunteering at a shelter for women who had experienced domestic and sexual violence.
“While working with families enduring personal crises, I learned that while nutrition and wellness is important in life, it lacked the ability to provide for acute medical needs,” she said. “Being a PA has given me the opportunity to connect with patients and their families in a more direct and effective way.”
“I chose Samaritan because I feel like this organization is committed to providing quality health care to their communities,” she continued. “I am looking forward to providing needed medical care in Lebanon and for the opportunity to build relationships with my new home community. And as a native Texan, I am excited to experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer.”
In her free time, Noonan enjoys traveling, learning new languages and cooking.
For more information, call Samaritan Lebanon Health Center at 541-451-6282.