March 5, 2012 – The Memorial Hospital at Craig reached an agreement to employ pediatrician Kristie Yarmer. Dr. Yarmer will join the physician practice at The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in July 2012.
Dr. Yarmer will be the second pediatrician employed by TMH. TMH reached an agreement with Kelly Follett in 2011. Dr. Follett is completing her residency and will join Dr. Yarmer in August 2013.
George Rohrich, CEO at TMH said that hiring a pediatrician has been a priority since the beginning of 2011. “The community asked for a full-time pediatrician, and we are fortunate to have found the doctor who is the right fit for our organization and our community. Kristie brings with her experience, knowledge and enthusiasm that will enable her to provide excellent care to our children.” Rohrich added, “Kristie is looking forward to partnering with Kelly Follett when she joins the practice next summer.”
Dr. Scott Ellis described Kelly’s pending employment as great for the community. “TMH and the community as a whole have clearly identified the need for a pediatrician and I am very happy as the Chief of Staff that we have made a significant step towards meeting that need. Dr. Yarmer will fit well within our practice. She brings both knowledge and experience and has comfort working in rural communities.”
Yarmer, raised in Big Timber, Montana, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and her medical degree from Creighton Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Yarmer’s experience since completing her residency has been in rural communities in Georgia and Florida.
Dr. Yarmer is married to Chad and has two children, Benjamin and Emilee.