Perry Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome four new providers to the Perry healthcare team. Dr. Anju Patel, MD, pediatrician, Bianca Ramiro, DNP, and Cory Kramer, FNP, and Sarah Johnston, FNP, will be providing healthcare for all stages of life. Perry Memorial is expanding our healthcare footprint in Bureau, Marshall, and Putnam Counties to provide for the communities’ health and wellness future, one step at a time.
Dr. Anju Patel, a Pediatrician, knew at a young age her adult profession would involve a service field involving giving to others and their communities. “Choosing pediatrics was easy,” Dr. Patel said. “I was drawn to providing preventative measures and guidance for parents and their child from the moment their child drew their first breath, to preparing for school attendance, growing through puberty and preparing to send them off to college.” My special interests are childhood illnesses like asthma and attention deficit disorder. Dr. Patel looks forward to caring for children of all ages and being part of their growth. Dr. Patel is seeing patients at the Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic, Mondays only. *Illinois Valley Community Hospital Partnershi
Bianca Ramiro began her nursing career in the Philippines working as a dialysis nurse. She grew up in a healthcare profession family, surrounded by nurses and EMT’s and had her sights set on an advanced degree. She achieved her Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner degree May 2017. Bianca has a strong interest in growing diabetes awareness through education and is a knowledgeable resource of information for patient care. Bianca exudes warmth and compassion she will listen to understand you as a patient. Bianca is now seeing patients at Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic, Princeton.
Cory Kramer was nineteen working on a hot summer day as a welder and he pondered what he truly wanted to do with his life. His grandmother listened that evening as he shared his day’s thoughts. Her response, “You can choose to do anything and do it well,” she said. Cory made a life changing decision that night and he hasn’t looked back. He left his welder world and became a CNA to pursue a nursing degree. He achieved his registered nursing degree in ten years and with the addition schooling of four years, June 2017 he received his Master Degree of Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove. Cory is now seeing patients at Perry Memorial Prompt Care, Princeton.
Sarah Johnston was a home health activity aid in a senior care center when she was guided by her friends and associates to consider a nursing career in place of a social work career. With ten years of senior care she took the first step in 2004 to begin her nursing journey which evolved over the last thirteen years, while raising four boys. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. She is settling into the area and welcomes the challenge to provide quality family and senior care for the long-term. Sarah will begin seeing patients in mid-October at the Perry Memorial Henry Clinic, Henry.