LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 1, 2022) – Stephanie Howard, APRN, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center at Blazer Parkway in medical oncology. For nearly 14 years, Howard has built experience dedicated to providing specialized patient care, covering family medicine as well as cancer, weight loss and addiction recovery patients.
“I went into nursing because I love people and taking care of them. I love being able to help in any way I can,” said Howard. “You never know whose life you have touched. Hopefully I have touched someone’s life in my career.”
Howard graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Alabama in 2006, and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Kentucky in 2008.
She began her career as a staff nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., then moved into practice as an APRN at Highlands Cancer Center in Prestonsburg. She has also served patients at several addiction recovery centers and in family medicine throughout eastern Kentucky. She is happy to return to serving cancer patients.
Howard’s goal is to help her patients reach their milestones. “I’ve seen people overcome cancer and watch their children graduate when they didn’t think they would when they were first diagnosed,” she said. “It is exciting for me and for them to be able to see their milestones in life when they thought it wasn’t going to happen.”
Howard’s patient care philosophy revolves around two things – happiness and health. “I want my patients to live the happiest life they can have and the healthiest life they can.”
Howard resides in Richmond with her husband and children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family and church family, gardening and traveling.
Learn more about cancer care at CHI Saint Joseph Health at www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/lexington-cancer-care or call 859.277.3737.
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 Saint Joseph Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed hospital located in Lexington, Kentucky. Established in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. The hospital’s original mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today.