July 21, 2018 — Dr. Nora Kirschner has joined PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center as a hospitalist. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her residency in primary care internal medicine at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. Most recently, she was a hospitalist at Toppenish Community Hospital in Toppenish, Wash.
Gina Owens, a nurse practitioner, has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group’s family medicine team at PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center. She earned a master of science degree in nursing from Walden University, based in Minneapolis, Minn. She has worked in nursing for 27 years. Most recently, she worked at an urgent care clinic in Benton, Ky.
Dr. Scott Russi has joined PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center as a relief general surgeon. He earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed residencies at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. He worked at Northwest Surgical Specialists in Springfield for four years and, most recently, at the Eugene VA Healthcare Center.
PeaceHealth also has hired a specialist. Dr. Sara Batya has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group’s neurology department. She is a movement disorder specialist, treating patients with diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, essential tremor, tics and dystonia. She earned her medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans and completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in movement disorders at Stanford University. She previously was a partner at Oregon Neurology Associates in Springfield. She is board president of the Lane County Medical Society.