Jesstine Kane enjoyed the six week clinical experience she completed at
CBHA at the beginning of her PA training.
“I was able to work at both the Othello and Connell CBHA clinics.
I love CBHA and all that they do,” she said. “I was really
impressed that they have these state-of-the art facilities. I previously
worked in the Tri-Cities for 18 months and gained a lot of patient experience
in a large hospital. The charm of this area grows on you after a while."
Jesstine said she is happy to have returned to CBHA and care for people
in a clinic setting. “I want to help people achieve their best healthy
life on a daily basis. CBHA really is an amazing facility – the
likes of which one might expect in Seattle or Portland.”
She will work in Othello three days a week and in Connell the other two.
Jesstine recently returned from a month-long Spanish language immersion
class in Guatemala. “I learned a lot there,” she said. “I
can understand a lot of Spanish, carry on a basic conversation and hope
to increase my fluency in time.”
Jesstine grew up in Spanaway, WA and graduated from high school there.
She moved to Spokane and attended Whitworth University from 2010 to 2012.
From there she moved to the East Coast to attend Kean University in Union,
NJ where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She went on to
obtain a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from King’s
College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
When not working, Jesstine is actively involved in community and home.
She and her husband, Kittrick, own a 20-acre farm near Eltopia, WA. She
says she “has a wonderful husband and a farm full of pets including
four horses, goats, dogs, cats, chickens and one duck! I do the fun stuff…feed
the baby goats and other animals.”
She has combined her love of animals and her interest in helping children
in the volunteer work she does.
Last fall she helped an organization called TROT in the Tri-Cities. TROT
stands for Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities, and is run by a speech therapist
and a physical therapist who have three therapy horses. Children come
once a week for six weeks to ride the horses. They learn how to communicate
with the horses and be comfortable around them. Some of the children are
nonverbal and many have special needs. Jesstine was horse leader helping
the children get on and off the horses making sure the child and the horse
were in sync.
Jesstine and Kittrick have also volunteered as counselors at a weeklong
overnight camp designed for kids with cancer.
When not working or volunteering, Jesstine likes to read; historical fiction
is what she is reading now. She and Kittrick are also avid hikers. “Washington
is such a beautiful state with lots of hiking available.”
Jesstine Kane is now seeing patients. View her Welcome Video