Spectrum Health Pennock Welcomes New Provider to Lake Odessa
February 4, 2020
Spectrum Health Pennock is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Hite, PA-C to Spectrum Health Pennock Family Medicine – Lake Odessa, located on M-50 near downtown Lake Odessa.
This addition allows for greater access to care for area residents. Hite, a board-certified physician assistant, earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Northwestern Michigan University and his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Western Michigan University.
“Working in a smaller community allows providers to better connect with the patients and the families we serve. The nice thing about being in a smaller town is that you get to know your neighbors and residents of the community. Interactions become personal allowing us to provide care on a more meaningful level for the patient and the provider,” stated Angela Ditmar, president and regional leader, Spectrum Health Pennock.
Hite, a provider for over ten years, grew up in a small town in the upper peninsula, much like Lake Odessa. Growing up in an Air Force family, Hite took pride in serving our country as a Captain in the U.S. Force Civil Air Patrol, helping cadets achieve their educational and career goals by giving them military-style educational and leadership opportunities. Hite has three children, “two are in aircraft mechanic school now and one is working his way up the food chain to become a chef,” Hite proudly stated. In his free time, he enjoys anything outdoors and traveling in northern Michigan.
Five providers make up the robust team at Spectrum Health Pennock Family Medicine – Lake Odessa; including Laurie Braker, MD, Lee Stuart, MD, Patrick Hite, PA-C, Zachary Jones, PA-C and Erica Nyman, PA-C. The Lake Odessa facility also providers laboratory and radiology services. For more information or to schedule a new patient appointment, call 616.374.7660.
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.
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