EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: SUZANNE GIRARD, FNP
Month/Year Started at KCHC:
Gateway Technical College– ADN
Grand Canyon University– BSN
Simmons University– MSN FNP
What made you choose a healthcare career?
I have always been a natural caregiver and have a desire to make a difference in people’s lives. I also have a passion for science, biology, and research. These lead to my lifelong career in nursing. After spending over 10 years as a nurse in the operating room I decided I wanted to spend more time with patients in a clinic setting as an advanced practice provider. I truly enjoy spending time with patients and feel honored to be a part of their care.
What types of care do you provide, and what sets your care apart?
I have a family practice degree so I am able to see patients of all ages. I am dedicated to providing care to patients in the community. I provide care for primary care, chronic health conditions, and acute issues. I have experience as a Urology NP and may be able to provide care for urology issues. I am compassionate about healthcare and will take the time to listen to your needs.
What’s your patient care philosophy?
I believe it is important to provide quality and compassionate care. I am devoted to treating patients based on trust, education, and collaboration. I look forward to becoming a part of the community.
What can patients look forward to when they visit you?
Patients can look forward to spending quality time developing care plans to promote their healthiest lifestyle. I believe in open caring communication whether in routine visits or chronic conditions to have the best outcomes.