LONDON, Ky. (August 4, 2020) – Molly Annette Simmons, APRN-C, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Orthopedics in Somerset and Saint Joseph London as a certified nurse practitioner. Simmons’ work ethic is driven by her faith, family-oriented lifestyle and widespread experience.
“I have been a nurse for 30 years now,” said Simmons. “Since I was a child, I have always wanted to help people. I’ve done a little bit of everything throughout the years, from neurosurgery to family practice, but returning to orthopedics feels like a homecoming. I’m familiar working in the field, and I really enjoy it.”
Simmons received her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from Eastern Kentucky University and her Master of Science in nursing (MSN) as a family nurse practitioner from Western Kentucky University. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
Simmons’ career began at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, where she worked as a nurse in orthopedics and neurology. From there, she relocated to serving in the emergency department of facilities in Richmond and Louisville. For nine years, Simmons taught nursing at Somerset Community College before deciding to return to school to receive her MSN. Although she enjoys teaching students, her true passion lies within the clinical side of nursing.
Originally from Hindman in Knott County, Simmons keeps family as her top priority, including her three sisters, a brother, nieces and nephews. Her husband, Joseph, is a minister and teaches science at Nancy Elementary in Pulaski County. As self-proclaimed animal lovers, together they have three dogs that are rescues.
“I knew when coming to CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Orthopedics in Somerset and Saint Joseph London, that God was opening a door for me,” said Simmons. “From a spiritual standpoint, I was directed to this job.”
Molly Simmons is accepting new patients. Her office is located at 118 Trade Park Drive, Suite B in Somerset. To make an appointment with Simmons, visit https://www.chisaintjosephhealth.org//saint-joseph-london/services/orthopedic-care or call 606.416.5225.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. 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 16 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.
About Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. Established in 1926, the facility serves patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010, and offers all private patient rooms, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment.
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