PA Week 2020

Affinity is proud to have three Board Certified Physician Assistants on staff. It’s National PA Week October 6-12 and a great time to meet them. (Pictured from left to right: Jaimie Cosby, PA-C, Kwanita Hunt-Scott, PA-C, Shaylo Reyes, PA-C.) Jaimie Cosby, PA-C, has recently joined Affinity and is our newest Physician Assistant. Jaimie is from Richmond, VA where she graduated from the University of Virginia before heading to Wake Forest University to attend PA School. She is looking forward to serving the Rock Hill community. Kwanita Hunt-Scott, PA-C, is a lowcountry native and a Medical University of South Carolina alumni. Kwanita enjoys working with women and youth. She has many talents spanning medicine through music and has been caring for patients at Affinity for almost a year. Shaylo Reyes, PA-C, hails from Puerto Rico and Washington Heights. She graduated as a Board Certified Physician Assistant in the first ever Masters graduating class at Lenoir Rhyne University. Shaylo enjoys caring for our Spanish speaking patients and has a passion for prevention and promoting the health of underserved communities.

National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs. October 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD. This celebration has grown to span an entire week each October. There are more than 140,000 PAs in the U.S., practicing in every state, and in every medical setting and
specialty. According to research from the American Academy of PAs, half of PAs have tested, treated, or diagnosed COVID-19 patients. This year’s theme is “PA’s are essential”. PAs have been serving on the front lines of the current pandemic for months and are committed to encouraging our patients and the public to get their flu vaccination as we head into flu season.