Local Physician Team Joins Valor Health Emmett, ID (January 7, 2016) Dr. Tina McGuffey, Dr. Brett Mumford and their support team formally became members of Valor Health Family Medicine earlier this month. Both physicians and all other employees of Black Canyon Medical Center were offered employment at Valor, starting January 1, 2016. The arrangement does not involve any purchase of property, the practice or other assets. While they are now part of a larger organization, Dr. McGuffey and Dr. Mumford will continue to see patients at their location on 119 N Wardwell Ave. “Joining Valor allows every member of our team to focus on what matters most to us – serving the patients in our community,” explained Dr. McGuffey. “We’re excited to focus on our passion and to be part of a broader team committed to improving the health of our community.” Beyond adding experienced family doctors to its expanding medical staff, Valor Health CEO Wade Johnson notes the benefits are widespread. “We are only a few days into 2016, but we’re already seeing some great partnerships emerge to benefit patients, just as we saw with the addition of Emmett Medical Center in 2015” said Johnson. “Welcoming Dr. McGuffey, Dr. Mumford, and their staff into Valor Health is an exciting step forward for everyone. It improves our ability to collaborate and share expertise. We both have a passion to serve our patients and our community. Above all, Dr. McGuffey and Dr. Mumford share our values and our commitment to transform how we deliver healthcare.” Dr. Tina McGuffey is Board-certified in family medicine, hospice and palliative care. She has been practicing in Emmett for nearly 11 years and involved with Gem County EMS for the past 7 years. When she isn’t caring for patients, she is busy spending time with family and supporting her son in a variety of sporting events. She is also an avid horseback rider. Dr. Brett Mumford has been practicing family medicine in Emmett for over ten years and has enjoyed fishing and backpacking in Idaho since growing up in nearby Pullman. His passion for family medicine was inspired by a car accident, when a passing doctor saved his life. Since then, Mumford has been focused on providing care in rural communities and abroad, including a recent one year sabbatical in New Zealand where he provided general care and emergency medical services to residents in the South Island town of Kaikoura.