This is Dr. Ann Ruffo's Story
Dr. Ruffo was looking for an opportunity where she could succeed in the same ways she had growing up on the farm and during her time in the military: through teamwork and fostering relationships. Her diverse experience taught her there is no place she’d rather live, work, and raise her family than a rural area.
When Dr. Ruffo registered on 3RNET, she reached out using a website feature which allowed her to tell Coal Country Community Health Center in Beulah, North Dakota she was interested in their posted position. From there, 3RNET's North Dakota Network Coordinator immediately reached out to CCCHC to let them know someone was interested.
Ann fit right in with her colleagues and, despite a snowstorm (in true North Dakota fashion) derailing a few plans during this visit, she and her husband seemed to fit right into the community, too!