SEASIDE — Dr. Whitney Latham, DO, joined Columbia Memorial Hospital Medical Group & Urgent Care in Seaside as a full-time pediatrician. She specializes in newborn care, early childhood development, nutrition and wellness.

After Latham earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science, she worked there as a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and provided outpatient and nursery care. She was also a pediatric hospitalist for the St. Francis Children’s Hospital. During her residency in Oklahoma, Latham was an attending physician for Dr. Emily Pirmann, who is now a pediatrician at CMH in Astoria.

The hospital has also hired two nurse practitioners for its urgent care clinics.

Kelly Cerutti is a new primary care provider at the Warrenton Primary Care Clinic. Cerutti worked as a nurse for more than a decade before earning a master’s in nursing from the University of Alaska. She previously worked at Kahuku Medical Center in Kahuku, Hawaii.

Michelle Powell is a new provider in the Astoria, Warrenton and Seaside urgent care clinics. Powell has nearly three decades of nursing experience. Most previously, she worked as a nurse practitioner for East Alabama Medical Center. She has also worked as a flight and travel nurse.

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