Wickenburg Community Hospital is proud to announce a new provider joining the care team! Stephanie Blackmore, APRN, FNP will begin seeing patients September 13th, 2021. She will provide care in the Community Clinics for primary healthcare as well as in the QWickCare Urgent Care Clinic which is scheduled to open later this fall. Blackmore is a nationally certified family nurse practitioner who treats patients of all ages from birth to our wonderful older population with various types of disease processes. She comes to Wickenburg with experience in both pulmonary and emergency medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees through Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and holds her national board certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a family nurse practitioner.
We asked Stephanie a few questions in order to get to know her a little better and this is what she had to say:
1. What made you choose Wickenburg Community Hospital and Clinics?
“I fell in love with the Wickenburg community when I was brought up to work as an RN in the Wickenburg Community Hospital ER. Driving through downtown when I turn off the 60 while making my way to the hospital brings a smile to my face every single time. The people of Wickenburg are so kind and welcoming and I immediately knew that if I was ever offered the opportunity to come back as a Nurse Practitioner I would. I cannot wait to meet more community members and become a part of their healthcare team.”
2. What is your favorite part about the work you do?
“I love caring for others. I knew that I wanted to be a nurse since I was a young girl. As a bedside nurse I saw the inaccessibility to healthcare for my patients which inspired me to pursue my nurse practitioner degree. As a nurse practitioner, I have the ability to touch more lives and be the advocate my patients need.”
3. What is the number 1 advice you give your patients about their healthcare?
“You are hired! You are the most important member of your healthcare team! I will always provide you with the information I gained from my years of work and training so that we can come up with a plan of care that works for you!”
Looking for a quality care provider? Visit our site to learn more about Stephanie Blackmore, APRN, FNP and our other providers, visit wickhosp.com/providers.