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CWU Hires New Medical Clinic Director

Dr. Ginger Longo of Ellensburg has been named new medical director of the Central Washington University Student Medical and Counseling Clinic.

“We’re so pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Longo, who has such a sterling reputation in the Ellensburg community,” said Chris De Villeneuve, executive director of CWU’s Student Medical and Counseling Clinic.

“Because of her background in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Longo’s hiring will allow us to focus more on preventative opportunities in women’s health, long term birth control, and other women’s health areas,” De Villanueva added. “It’s neat and unique at the same time.”

Longo, who earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, has practiced obstetrics and gynecology with Kittatas Valley Healthcare in Ellensburg since 2007. She will be the clinic’s first female medical director as well as the first OB/GYN practitioner on staff.

Longo’s new duties will include overseeing the clinic’s physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses as well as its laboratory and X-ray services.

“She will be the general point of contact for the clinic and the university on medical issues,” De Villeneuva said. “And because she is the primary medical director for the university, she’ll assume educational opportunities as well.”

Longo and her husband, Dr. Anthony Longo, who is an orthopedic surgeon in Yakima, have four children. She begins her new position on November 16.

CWU’s student medical clinic is located on the corner of 11th and Poplar streets and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students are seen on an appointment basis and provided care based on an urgent basis or, if necessary, are referred to appropriate off-campus care.

Appointments can be made beginning each weekday at 7:30 a.m. by calling (509) 963-1881.

Media contact: Rich Moreno, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2714,