WINCHESTER, Ky. (June 1, 2022) – Kayla Albright, FNP-C, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Primary Care in Winchester. As a family nurse practitioner, Albright helps patients achieve better overall health and establish preventive care plans. Her experience working in rural Kentucky has provided Albright with different patient experiences that have helped her fine-tune her practice methods and communication skills while focusing on the kind of provider she wants to be.
"I always try to educate my patients while helping them feel comfortable in a clinical care setting," said Albright. "I want to be a physician that can help them accomplish their goals; I never want to be a revolving door."
Albright earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Eastern Kentucky University with plans to go to medical school before considering a career in nursing. She returned to EKU and graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in nursing and then again in 2020 with a master’s degree in nursing.
“I look forward to helping my patients improve their overall health," said Albright. "Many people get discouraged when going to the doctor, but I never want my patients to dread coming in. By working to treat and manage overall health, we can prevent and treat comorbidities and chronic conditions before they become worse and affect other areas of life."
After completing her bachelor's degree, Albright worked at trauma centers at UK Healthcare in Lexington, and Marcum and Wallace Hospital in Irvine. Upon graduating with her master's degree, she moved into private family practice at the Estill Medical Clinic. When determining her next career move, she says she considered becoming a travel nurse but ultimately decided to join the CHI Saint Joseph Health network after her interview experience.
"Immediately in the interview, I felt very welcome and knew I shared a lot of the same interests as some people here," said Albright. “I am excited to be part of this team and look forward to working in the Winchester community.”
When she's not seeing patients, Albright enjoys spending time outdoors with her seven dogs, and kayaking and hiking with her husband. She is looking forward to continuing her service to eastern Kentucky.
Albright is accepting new patients. She is practicing at CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Primary Care, located at 1850 Bypass Road in Winchester. For more information or to make an appointment, patients can call 859.313.2255.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group
CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health with 88 locations in 17 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.