Family centered care. Caring for premature or ill infants requires caring for someone’s most precious gift, their baby. In doing so, we need to include parents and siblings in that care because most of the time, a premature infant or ill newborn’s hospital stay is not short and that requires an adjustment from all involved. Encouraging family involvement in care when able allows family to be a part of their infant’s care and not just watching and waiting for the time when they are able to go home.
Stephanie is married to Lance and they have three children: Nick, Bailey and Morgan. They live in Argusville, ND. In her spare time, she likes to shop and attend her children's sporting events and activities. She is the manager of Paw Shop at Northern Cass, and is also on the Northern Cass Booster Club. Stephanie volunteers in the PTO and is an active member of her church where she is involved in youth ministry.
Stephanie became interested in heath care because of her passion for the medical field and the desire to care for her patients. She chose neonatalogy because of a past experience working in the NICU. She was lucky to find her passion early in her career, and has been doing it ever since. Now she is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.