"I have had the privilege to do many different things with my nursing education," said Stacy. "Yet, I am always drawn back to working with patients in a primary care setting. I enjoy working with the different age ranges and getting to know and help family members of any age."
Stacy received her master of science in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program of Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y. She is certified as a nurse practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Stacy's most recent experience is as the nurse practitioner manager at Pitney Bowes in Troy, N.Y. Before that, she was a primary care provider at SVMC's Bennington Primary Care and with Village Primary Care in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., for about 11 years. Stacy has shared her knowledge with students in both the Registered Nurse Program at Southern Vermont College and in the Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program at Sage Graduate School. She also worked in the Emergency Departments of SVMC and in Tom' s River, N.J. and has held the position of chief flight nurse for emergency flight programs in Bennington and San Diego, Calif.
"I am happy working in a primary care setting," said Stacy. "I feel that having a nurse practitioner as part of a primary care team brings a different, more holistic perspective to patient care. I enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them discover how making changes in different aspects of their lives can positively affect their physical health.
"I particularly like working with girls who are adolescents," she added. "So much is changing for them at that time period. As their medical provider, I'm here to help them go through their life transitions so they stay happy and healthy."
Stacy enjoys the outdoors and physical activities such as riding her road bicycle, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and gardening.
"We try to grow as many of our own vegetables and fruits as possible," she said. "We love having fresh produce in the summer and fall and then preserve as much as we can for the winter months."
Stacy's husband, Jim, works for New York state. She has two step-daughters in their twenties who live in the Rochester area, Kay-leigh and Jamie. "I originally came to the Bennington area to be close [to] family in Connecticut and the Rochester, N.Y. area. I've stayed because it's a great place to live and work."
Stacy is now available to see new patients at SVMC's Northshire Campus at 5957 Main St. (Route 7A) in Manchester Center. To make an appointment to see her, call (802) 362-4440.
SVMC's Northshire Campus and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center are part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), an integrated health system providing care for patients in Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and Berkshire County in Massachusetts.
SVHC includes the VNA & Hospice of SVHC, the Centers for Living & Rehabilitation, and the SVMC Northshire and Deerfield Valley Campuses. To learn more about SVHC, visit svhealthcare.org.