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Shanahan Joining BCH Primary Care Center

On August 9, the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Primary Care Center is expanding to include 10 providers.

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital (BCH) announced that Dr. Jacqueline Shanahan, a State University of New York at Geneseo graduate, will be joining the primary care team.

Shanahan is a board-certified family physician through the American Board of Family Medicine. She holds medical licenses in both Georgia and New York, and will see patients of all ages at BCH.

Shanahan began her medical career as an emergency medical technician while working toward her bachelor of science degree in biology from SUNY Geneseo. She then earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Shanahan trained with the United States Army Health Professions scholarship program, which allowed her to complete her family medicine internship and residency at Dwight David Eisenhower Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. She worked as a primary care physician for new recruits and active duty soldiers, serving as both the medical director and physician coordinator.

BCH CEO Nils Gunnersen called Shanahan “talented,” adding that the community will benefit from her experience.

“We are very fortunate to continually recruit talented providers to our rural facility,” Gunnersen said in a press release.

Shanahan also served as a primary care physician for the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Sill, OK. While working with the WTU, Shanahan helped care for wounded, ill and injured soldiers who required extensive rehabilitative services or complex medical care.

“With her background as a military physician, Dr. Shanahan is a tremendous addition to our area’s medical community,” Gunnersen said.

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Primary Care center is accepting new patients and accepts most insurance carriers. For more information on the primary care center, visit or call 592-2871.

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