Monday, April 19, 2021

RELEASE: Manning Regional Healthcare Center Welcomes New Family Practice Clinic Provider

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Samantha Quelland, ARNP to the Family Practice Clinic on April 19, 2021.

“I am really looking forward to taking care of patients and their families and building relationships with people,” said Quelland, ARNP.

After receiving her nursing degree in Des Moines, Quelland attended Purdue for her nurse practitioner degree.

“I originally started my career as a CNA working in a nursing home, and I really enjoyed building those relationships,” Quelland reflected. “As I progressed in my career as a nurse, working in the OR, I really missed having those patient relationships. It was then I decided to continue on to become a family nurse practitioner. This position allows me to get to know my patients and take care of them throughout their life.”

Initially, Quelland will be providing support in the Emergency department and Family Practice Clinic while Courtney Rupiper is on maternity leave and will take the place of Hope Jensen, ARNP, CDE.

“Sam has a broad range of nursing experience including critical care and operating room and is looking forward to building relationships and caring for the families of our community,” said Chief Executive Officer, Linn Block, RN, BSN, MHA.

Quelland currently lives in Des Moines with her six-year-old son. Originally from Van Meter, Iowa, she was drawn to Manning for its similar size.

“Getting back to that small town community was appealing to me. I’m excited about getting to know everybody here and to be able to provide that continuum of care for patients (from infants to the elderly), watching them grow, and being able to impact patients over the long term,” said Quelland.

If you would like to make an appointment with Samantha, please call MRHC at (712) 655-2072.

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