SoCal Health Care Education Institution Renames its Primary Care Clinic, Expands Services Available to the Public Including X-rays and Other Procedures and Announces Passionate New Leadership Team
FULLERTON and ANAHEIM HILLS, CALIF. (JAN. 24, 2024) – Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), an independent, private, non-profit, accredited educational institution headquartered in Fullerton, Calif. is set to undergo transformative changes this fall at its newly-renamed Ketchum Health Medical Clinic in Anaheim Hills, Calif. The accessible primary care center and clinical training facility welcomes Daniel May, MD as its medical director and Prana Yenkosky, MMS, PA-C as clinical director. The strategic shift aligns with the institution’s commitment to providing high-quality patient care while delivering exceptional clinical training and will support the expansion of both community health care as well as interdisciplinary training opportunities for students across the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), School of Physician Assistant Studies (SPAS) and College of Pharmacy.
In addition to the new name and exciting leadership transition, Ketchum Health Medical Clinic will fill a gap left by the recent closure of a popular urgent care chain by expanding its service offerings with the introduction of X-rays in the Forester-Chia Radiology Room and opening a new procedure room supervised by Dr. May. Additionally, the clinic will extend its impact by accepting a wider range of insurance health plans.
Dr. Julie A. Schornack, president of MBKU is thrilled about what these changes mean for the university and community. “I cannot wait to see what the Ketchum Health Medical Clinic will accomplish in this new and exciting chapter,” stated Schornack. “Under the accomplished leadership of Dr. May and PA Yenkosky, the expansion of the community health clinic represents the advancement of our mission to develop compassionate health care providers and provide essential resources to our surrounding community.”
Dr. May brings over 35 years of experience in family medicine, having established his practice in Yorba Linda where he provides care for multiple generations of families while raising his own. His extensive involvement at MBKU, including lecturing at SCCO for more than two decades, holding a position as a former Board of Trustees member and contributing to the establishment of the SPAS program, underscore his dedication to shaping the health care providers of the future. He also serves as a clinical preceptor supervising MBKU student rotations at his family practice –emphasizing his commitment not only to being an excellent health care provider but also to influencing and leading new generations of providers.
“I strive to help students see how incredible family medicine is not solely because of the relationships you build within it, but because of the variety of interesting medical conditions you see at different ages and stages of life,” stated Dr. May. “Also, during medical school and in my own experience as a resident, I found that students and interns were often overworked, so it was easy to lose the passion that led you to the medical field. I aim to instill excellence, while also reminding students of the joy inherent in the gift of helping patients through challenging times.”
PA Yenkosky, a committed and experienced health care professional, developed a personal connection to the profession after witnessing a PA provide exceptional care to her mother during a critical time while she was studying as a pre-med undergraduate. She held this memory close and it opened her eyes to the PA profession’s place in delivering sensitive and outstanding care to patients. With a background in primary care and urgent care settings, PA Yenkosky now serves as a preceptor for student rotations while managing clinic operations, ensuring a seamless health care experience for patients.
“I wouldn’t change being a physician assistant for anything in the world and find guiding students one-on-one truly fulfilling, creating a special bond, especially since I understand their experiences firsthand,” stated Yenkosky. “I love to guide students not only as learners but also as future providers. Witnessing them develop their practice plans is a reminder of why I'm passionate about my role. I feel blessed to shape future PAs in this meaningful way."
About Marshall B. Ketchum University: Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU) is an independent, private, non-profit, accredited educational institution located in Fullerton, California proudly preparing the health care leaders of the future through immersive and rigorous academic programs that teach, train and graduate tomorrow’s clinical experts. Established in 1904, more than 100 years later, MBKU today includes three primary schools: 1) Southern California College of Optometry which offers a Doctor of Optometry and a Master of Science in Vision Science degree; 2) its School of Physician Assistant Studies which awards a Master of Medical Science degree; and 3) its College of Pharmacy, that offers a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. With a nationally recognized faculty known for offering the highest level of expertise and experience in clinical education and training; a commitment to introducing students to the latest in technology, diagnosis and treatment; as well as small class sizes and a tight knit family feel—MBKU graduates become part of a diverse and inclusive alumni group that includes some of the health care industry’s most accomplished researchers, clinicians and teachers. MBKU also provides personalized care to the communities it serves from two state-of-the-art optometry clinics offering comprehensive vision care for all ages, from infants to seniors. Its wide array of services include cornea and contact lenses, pediatric vision, ocular disease treatment and consultation, vision therapy, low vision and more. More services can be found online at University Eye Center at Ketchum Health Anaheim and University Eye Center at Ketchum Health Los Angeles. Accessible primary care medical services are also available at its Ketchum Health Medical Clinic. To learn more about MBKU’s programs or public clinics visit, https://www.ketchum.edu/ or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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