Three New Providers Join Covenant Prenatal & Women's Health Clinic

posted 5/8/2014 by Augusta Sires in News

The Covenant Prenatal & Women’s Health Clinic is proud to introduce their new team of providers. Diane Clevenger, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife; Laura Dellos, Certified Nurse Midwife; and Lindsey Northness, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner will join Jaclyn Roman, Certified Nurse Midwife, in caring for patients of the clinic. The new providers bring with them many years of experience in caring for women, adding to the already strong, existing team within the clinic.

Diane Clevenger, WHNP, CNM, MSN

Diane comes to Covenant from Unity Point Health. She received her BSN degree from Graceland College. She then obtained her MSN and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, her post-masters Midwifery Certification from the University of Minnesota, and is a Certified Nurse Midwife with the American College of Nurse Midwives.

She grew up in Indianola, Iowa, and has wanted to be a nurse as long as she could remember. "My experience as a nurse has been in women’s health care," said Diane. "I became a WHNP and now midwife because I have more ability to influence the care women receive and impact their lives with education and advocacy. Labor and birth is a very momentous occasion in a woman’s life. She should have an exceptional, safe, satisfying experience. I want to be a part of allowing that experience for her."

Laura Dellos, CNM, ARNP, MSN

Laura joins Covenant from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She received her BSN degree from the University of Missouri and her MSN degree from the University of California. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife through the American College of Nurse Midwives.

The clinic’s mission to care for underserved women attracted Laura to the Prenatal & Women’s Health Clinic. "Women’s health provides so many great opportunities to educate and support women throughout their lives," said Laura.

Lindsey Northness, WHNP-BC, BSN

Lindsey came to Covenant from Waverly Health Center. She received her BSN degree from Upper Iowa University and her MSN degree, with a women’s health emphasis, from the University of Cincinnati.

Patient advocacy was the driving force behind Lindsey wanting to pursue a career in health care. She is continuously motivated by the success stories of nurse practitioners making an impact in the world of medicine. "I chose to specialize in women’s health because I want to educate women of all ages on how to take care of themselves and to speak up for themselves in terms of health care," said Lindsey.

Please help us welcome these new providers to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare!