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OMC Mountain Grove Welcomes Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Kendra Rasmussen

OMC Mountain Grove Welcomes Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Kendra Rasmussen

WEST PLAINS, Mo - Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Mountain Grove recently added Nurse Practitioner Kendra Rasmussen to its Behavioral Healthcare services. Rasmussen is a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMH-NP).

Rasmussen holds a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Missouri State University, Springfield; and completed her Associate Degree in Nursing from Cox College, Springfield.

As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, Ms. Rasmussen is an advanced-practice registered nurse that provides comprehensive mental health care to patients suffering from behavioral problems and mental health disorders. Not only do PMH-NPs provide diagnostic care and treatment, they also focus on psychiatric/mental health maintenance and wellness. They use both pharmaceutical and therapeutic interventions in treatment plans to help patients.

“I’m excited to be practicing in Mountain Grove and enjoy a small town clinic setting where I can be involved in the community,” said Rasmussen. “It’s a privilege to continue my career at OMC whose behavioral health clinics are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all the people in our region, through accessible healthcare.”

Previously Rasmussen worked at Lakeland Behavioral Health in Springfield. She also has worked as a school nurse at Green Valley State School in and as a Community Nurse at The Arc of the Ozarks, both in Springfield.

In her spare time, Ms. Rasmussen and her family enjoy the outdoors and camping. They also foster rescue dogs in their home. She is looking forward to relocating to the Mountain Grove area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kendra to OMC Mountain Grove,” stated Pam Ream, Vice President of OMC Medical Group. “Her enthusiasm for practicing behavioral healthcare is a testament to the compassionate care that OMC values.”

Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit www.OzarksMedicalCenter.com

OMC Mountain Grove, located at 500 East 19th Street, specializes in family medicine and many other services including women’s health, mental health services, workman’s comp, low-cost labs, x-ray, drug screens, athletic physicals, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. For more information or to make an appointment with Kendra Rasmussen, contact the clinic at 417-926-6563.

Kendra J. Rasmussen, Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, OMC Mountain Grove.

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