CHCW announces new Physicians to join the Senior Residential Care Program


New Physician Join CHCW’s Senior and Residential Care Program

Physicians will join team to serve patients currently residing in residential care facilities

YAKIMA, WA – Senior and Residential Care Program (SRCare), a service of Community Health of Central Washington, is pleased to announce that it has added Paula Renzi, DO, MSED, to its medical services team as staff physicians.

“We are pleased to have Patricia and Paula join our SR Care team,” says Mike Maples, MD, CEO, Community Health of Central WA.  “Their years of medical and teaching experience and expertise will enhance our program and serve our community and patients well.”

Coyman holds a doctor of osteopathy degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience and a bachelor of science in medical microbiology from California State University, Long Beach, CA.  Coyman is also an associate professor for the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine and for the Rocky Mountain School of Osteopathic School of Medicine.

Coyman previously was a physician at Melissa Memorial Hospital, practicing both primary care and emergency medicine.    She completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine after her residency, thereafter dedicating most of her time practicing geriatrics in a private practice and serving in a medical director role within a hospice and geriatric setting in Arizona and Colorado.

Renzi holds a doctor of osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master’s of science degree in education from Old Dominion University, and a bachelor of arts degree from Northwestern University.  Renzi has also taught college level classes, including classes for the sports medicine departments at Hampton University, Hampton, VA, and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Renzi was most recently an internal medicine physician at Yakima Farm Workers Clinic in Yakima.  She completed her residency in internal medicine in Wynnewood, PA, and has intensive training and experience in athletic training and massage therapy.

About SR Care Program

CHCW has recently launched two new programs: Senior and Residential Care (SRCare) and Senior Smiles.  The programs are designed especially for meeting the healthcare needs of individuals in Ellensburg and Yakima Valley residing in long-term and skilled nursing facilities.  Both programs are staffed by physicians, dentists, dental hygienists and medical staff who provide patients with primary medical and oral healthcare and, when needed, consultative care for short-term or transitional patients.  SRCare and Senior Smiles are comprehensive, high quality preventive and primary care programs with a focus on medical and oral health care, serving senior and residential patients regardless of their ability to pay.

About Community Health of Central Washington

Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) is a nonprofit organization providing high quality, affordable primary health care, dental and mental health services to area residents.  CHCW provides services to more than 25,000 people annually through six locations, without regard to income and ability to pay.  Headquartered in Yakima, CHCW centrally provides supervision, technical support, fiscal services, planning and human resources for the following sites and services: Central Washington Family Medicine, Central Washington Family Residency Program, Senior and Residential Care (SRCare), Senior Smiles, Yakima Pediatrics, Community Health of Central Washington – Ellensburg, Ellensburg Dental Clinic, Naches Medical Clinic, and Pediatric Hospitalist Service.  For more information, visit