LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2020) – Nancy Shirey, CNM, APRN, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Obstetrics/Gynecology in Lexington as a certified nurse midwife. Nancy is accepting patients for obstetrics and gynecology appointments. She has been practicing as a certified nurse midwife in the area for 18 years.
“I love caring for my patients as if they were my own daughters, sisters, cousins, or other members of my extended family,” said Nancy. “I want to do my part in helping them obtain the birth experience that they want in the safest way possible”
Nancy describes childbirth as being a beautiful experience, and she strives to help make each one memorable for her patients. Most notably, Nancy assisted in the delivery of the palindrome baby at Saint Joseph East on Feb. 2, 2020 – not realizing the significance of the infant’s birth at the time.
Nancy served in the U.S. Navy as a nurse for 15 years. Stationed in Memphis, Tennessee, she provided patient care at the naval hospitals in Millington, Tennessee; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Guam and Jacksonville, Florida. At the naval facilities, she assisted with labor and delivery, NICU patients and postpartum care.
Nancy received her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from Azusa Pacific University and her Master of Science in nursing (MSN) from the University of Florida. She is a licensed advanced practice nurse in the state of Kentucky, as well as a certified nurse midwife by the American College of Nurse Midwives.
Born and raised in Hong Kong above a mission hospital clinic, Nancy had a unique childhood. While her parents served as missionaries in the area, she was exposed to the field of nursing at a young age and almost immediately developed an interest in the profession. After completing her primary education in Hong Kong, she relocated to California to receive her BSN. Upon graduation, Nancy enlisted in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, where she met her husband, Benton. Today, they have five adult children.
“My purpose in life is to share the Love of Christ with everyone I meet and also be able to share that same love to my patients and their families as they invite me to assist with their miracle of new life,” said Shirey.
Nancy Shirey is accepting new patients. Her office is located at 170 North Eagle Creek Drive, Suite 110, in Lexington. To make an appointment with Shirey, visit www.CHISaintJosephHealth.org or call 859.263.0141.
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.
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