Steffany RasmussenPerinatal Care Coordinator
- Practicing since: 1999
- Spokane & Spokane County
Steffany realized she wanted to become a perinatal nurse during a Medical Careers class for High School Biology. During class, on a hospital tour, she was lucky enough to be outside the door when a baby was born and heard their first cry. She instantly felt drawn and wanted to be on the other side of the door providing care. She followed her heart and attended Montana State University College of Nursing. During her schooling, she witnessed the kind of care midwives provided and was inspired by the way they differed from other providers. The midwives she worked with were so compassionate and truly came alongside their patients to give holistic care.
Steffany found it difficult to obtain a position as a Labor and Delivery nurse as a new graduate. She spent a couple of years as the clinic nurse for a busy Family Practice office. The clinic was a start up and she loved being able to have a hand in developing the nursing role there, but still longed to find a position in the field she was passionate about. Eventually, she was able to join Providence Holy Family on Family Maternity Center and dedicated over 18 years of her career there in a LDRP setting. She absolutely loved her job and cherished the opportunity to care for people during what often was a very vulnerable time in their lives. Nearly all of that time was spent working night shift and she came to a point in her life where she knew she was ready for a change.
When she saw the posting for Perinatal Care Coordinator at Quilted Health, she felt like it was a sign. It was an opportunity to combine her clinic experience with her obstetrical expertise in a role that was a better fit for her family and life. She feels blessed to be joining Quilted Health and the Spokane team and looks forward to collaborating with the midwives in order to provide care in a way that is meaningful and meets the client where they are.
Montana State University,
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Additional Clinical Interests
Patient education, Pregnancy loss support