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News From North Country Hospital

August 03, 2019
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Welcome to our Newest Pediatrician, Dr. Sarah Davidson

With her parents in healthcare professions, Sarah Davidson knew from a young age that she wanted to become a doctor and especially a pediatrician. Growing up in South Burlington, Vermont, her mom was a pediatric nurse practitioner and later a school nurse, and her dad was in healthcare administration.  A couple of her siblings work in healthcare as well.

Sarah had opportunities to live in different places as she made her way through college and on to medical school.  With a BS in Biology from Hobart and William Smith Collleges in Geneva, New York, she went on to attend medical school at St. George’s University, the first year in England, (then a summer of backpacking through Europe) and the second year in Grenada. Her medical training includes a three year pediatric residency at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, and she was chief pediatric resident there from June 2018 – June 2019.

Once employment with North Country Hospital was confirmed, Sarah and her partner, Tom McAuliff, searched for a home in Newport and have already settled here, moving into a place within walking distance.  

Dr. Davidson has always been into sports and recreation, having played lacrosse all through high school, and now enjoys boating, skiing, biking, and even weight lifting.

Sarah is looking forward to meeting everyone, not only in pediatrics, but across all disciplines throughout our organization. If there is one thing she has taken from working at a hospital the size of Cleveland Clinic, it is in order to survive you learn to work as a team, relying on each other to take the best care of patients. She added with a smile, “there will be a bit of a learning curve, but I’m excited to jump in.”

Dr. Davidson officially began work at North Country Pediatrics on July 29.

 

Also from our local paper, a story on access to doctors, recruitment and retention.