Liz Hensley, MSN, ARNP, FNP, joins Madison County Health Care System

Liz Hensley, MSN, ARNP, FNP has rejoined the Madison County Health Care System staff after an absence of about 5 years. Hensley will be instrumental in staffing the urgent care clinic being introduced July 17 through Health Trust Physicians Clinic.

Hensley, a native of Indiana, received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Ball State University in Indiana and moved with her husband to Iowa in 2003. She  received her BSN from Grand View University in Des Moines. She then joined the staff at Madison County Health Care system working in the Emergency Department. In 2012 she decided to continue her education and attended Creighton University in Omaha to receive her Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree.

Following graduation from that program, Hensley worked at the Adair County Hospital in Greenfield and then helped to introduce the Urgent Care concept through Greater Regional Healthcare in Creston; all the while maintaining residency in Madison County with her husband, four sons and one daughter.

Hensley will be an integral member of the team implementing the “Urgent Care” model of health care delivery through Health Trust Physicians Clinic at 300 W. Hutchings Street in Winterset. Urgent Care (sometime referred to “walk-in clinic), is designed to provide services to those who need to see a provider, but it may not being during “regular” business hours, or their provider is not available. Beginning July 17 Health Trust Physicians Clinic will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturday. Appropriate afflictions for those being seen in the Urgent Care Clinic include: simple lacerations, suture removal, sprains and strains, sinus pain and a cough with sore throat. If you are suffering from chest pains, difficulty breathing, or other severe symptoms go to the Emergency Department. When a patient comes to the clinic the first effort will be to see if the patient’s provider is available, and if not, the patient will be seen by one of the other providers.

Marcia Hendricks, RN, MHCA, FACHE, CEO of Madison County Health Care System said, “We are so pleased that Liz wanted to come back and help us implement the Urgent Care system for Madison County Residents. She is an outstanding practitioner and will be a great addition to our team of providers.

Hensley said, “I am looking forward to coming back to the Madison County Health Care System family. It’s great that we are expanding our services to Winterset and area residents and I know the urgent care model will be an excellent addition to the services already provided here.” She said she looks forward to working and giving back to the community too. She said, “I am excited to be in the community where my kids go to school and I look forward to getting more involved.”