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Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS) announced the addition of board-certified Physician Assistant Jeff Flasschoen, PA-C, to its team of full-time emergency department providers. Flasschoen will provide care exclusively in the emergency department and to all in-patients at Meade District Hospital. He will work seven consecutive days in a 14-day period.

Flasschoen is a trained, board-certified Physician Assistant who graduated at the top of his class with a master's degree in medical science. He graduated summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry with an emphasis in pre-medicine. Flasschoen acquired his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his graduate work at St. Louis University in Missouri. 

He has approximately 30 years of working in medicine, including 15 years as a paramedic in busy inner city and rural health settings and 15 years of Emergency Room experience. Flasschoen was one of the nine founding members of Pridemark Paramedic Services in Colorado, which has become the largest and arguably the most successful private emergency medical services in Colorado and the nation. 

"I was fundamental in the development and success of the company, serving as a director on several levels," Flasschoen said. 

Flasschoen shared what made him proud about his career.

"You would think I would say my involvement at the Columbine High School incident or coordinating a Coors Brewery mass casualty incident,” Flasschoen said. “But at the end of the day, I'm most proud of helping individual people, like when a child comes in an asthma attack barely able to breathe, and leaves the hospital laughing and smiling."

Flasschoen loves helping people. Since he could first talk, he's always wanted to be a fireman or doctor.

Flasschoen is married and has one son. 

He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and firearms, and is happy to be in the community, helping to serve the local people. 

"I have a heart for serving underserved communities, and this critical access community is full of good people and the hospital, great staff," Flasschoen said.

Artesian Valley Health System is a local non-profit organization in Meade and serves the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities through Meade District Hospital, Meade, Montezuma, Plains Rural Health Clinics, and Lone Tree Retirement Center. To learn more about Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS), visit our Web site at www.avhealthsystem.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.