Good­bye, Dr. Neb­blett; Hello, Devonna John­son CNP

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Ca­tron County Med­i­cal Cen­ter in­vites the com­mu­nity to a free BBQ thank­ing Dr. Ed­win Neb­blett for 17 years of ser­vice. Dr. Neb­blett will be re­tir­ing at the end of this year. Re­plac­ing Dr. Neb­blett as Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor is Devonna John­son, Cer­ti­fied Nurse Prac­ti­tioner.

The BBQ starts at 4:30PM on Septem­ber 1 at the Re­serve Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Com­pli­men­tary hot­dogs, ham­burg­ers and as­sorted bev­er­ages will be served. Pre­sen­ta­tions are sched­uled for 5:30PM.

Dr. Neb­blett has been with Pres­by­te­rian Med­i­cal Ser­vices since 1999. His de­par­ture will be deeply felt by mem­bers of the com­mu­nity as well as CCMC staff who have served with Dr. Neb­blett.

“I have al­ways en­joyed help­ing peo­ple,” Dr. Neb­blett says of his ca­reer. “I chose fam­ily medicine be­cause it was the spe­cialty that of­fered the most va­ri­ety of care, and par­tic­u­larly, as I was in­ter­ested in pre­ven­ta­tive medicine. I have had count­less op­por­tu­ni­ties to be in­volved in ed­u­cat­ing the pub­lic, both in a one-on -one set­ting, and on a com­mu­nity-wide level. Above all, I love the teach­ing of health care prin­ci­ples that help peo­ple move from ill­ness to well­ness.”

Dr. Neb­blett said that while he is re­tir­ing from full

John­son re­ceived her Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence De­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Mar­ket­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Ari­zona in 1988. She was in­spired to­ward a change of ca­reer there­after, re­call­ing a life­long in­ter­est in health and hu­man ser­vices. She earned an As­so­ciate’s in Ap­plied Sci­ence in Nurs­ing from Odessa Col­lege in 1994; a Mas­ter’s of Sci­ence De­gree in Nurs­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Phoenix in 2004; and in 2006, grad­u­ated with a Post Mas­ter’s Cer­tifi­cate in the Nurse Prac­ti­tioner Pro­gram from the Uni­ver­sity of Ari­zona.

“As a sick child it was the nurs­ing pro­fes­sional that time prac­tice he will re­main with PMS as a temp-on-call, be­gin­ning De­cem­ber 1. He hopes to con­tinue with PMS and CCMC as a “sup­port to the clin­i­cal branch, how­ever that might be.”

This ‘best of both worlds sce­nario’ will give Dr. Neb­blett “more time to play with the grand­kids,” to travel and en­joy the com­pany of his wife of 34 years, Maria.

Main­tain­ing con­ti­nu­ity of care, CCMC is bring­ing on Devonna John­son, Cer­ti­fied Nurse Prac­ti­tioner as the new Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor. John­son is a na­tive of Roswell who has been work­ing with PMS at So­corro Com­mu­nity Health Cen­ter. She trans­fers to Ca­tron County Med­i­cal Cen­ter Novem­ber 1.

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