CHI Health welcomes new obstetrician-gynecologists to the Grand Island community with the introduction of a clinic devoted to women’s health.
CHI Health Clinic Women’s Health, located at 705 Orleans Drive, opens its doors Feb. 8. The newly remodeled facility, featuring eight exam rooms and an on-site procedure and ultrasound room, will focus on the treatment and prevention of conditions unique to females at every stage of life.
Dr. Michael Ryskin, board certified OB/GYN, Dr. Amanda Stuelpnagel, OB/GYN, and women’s health nurse practitioner Chelsey Kennedy will anchor the new practice.
"Our goal is to provide compassionate care as trusted health care partners from adolescence throughout our patients’ lives," says Dr. Stuelpnagel, a Nebraska native.
"We are passionate about providing women’s healthcare as well as building lasting relationships with our patients in a supportive environment through the joys and changes of life. In addition to routine exams, pregnancy care and menopause management our teams of experts will manage a wide range of health issues including infertility, sexual health, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, incontinence, mental health, heart disease, cancer, nutrition, weight management, osteoporosis, thyroid diseases, rheumatologic diseases, and multiple sclerosis," says Dr. Stuelpnagel.
According to Kennedy with the addition of the women’s health clinic to the St. Francis campus, the circle of care is complete for area females. "Our clinic was the last piece. Within steps of our front door, women have world-renown cancer care, mammography, surgical services and maternity care."
In preparation for additional labor and deliveries, the hospital’s Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently added 24/7 on-site neonatal nurse practitioners and telemedicine neonatologists coverage. These specialists can attend high-risk deliveries and provide immediate attention to newborns in need of specialized care.
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting a small, invite-only, ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. Mask usage is required and social distancing will be practiced. When able to safely gather, the clinic will host a public open house including tours of the new practice.
The clinic, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, offers same-day appointments and an online patient portal.
To schedule an appointment call (308) 398-9393 or view clinic information online.
Services provided at the new clinic include, but not limited to:
- Health and wellness education and counseling
- Risk assessment and prevention
- routine physical exams
- screening labs to help with early diagnosis of any potential diseases such as coronary heart disease, PCOS, DM, cancer, and more
- depression, alcohol, substance abuse and tobacco screenings
- genetic screenings
- Disease management
- specialty care coordination and follow-up for diabetes, hyper/hypothyroidism, obesity, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, COPD, osteoporosis, cancer, anemia, mental health and more
Breast and reproductive organ health
- physical examinations and cancer screening
- Teen gynecological care
- hormonal issues, mood, and mental health care monitoring and treatments
- menstrual disorders
- Pregnancy care through birth and into post-partum
- high-risk obstetrical care and counseling
- infertility diagnosis and medical therapy
- breastfeeding support- including help with positioning, milk supply, medication management, latch/suck/swallow issues, cleft lip/palate feedings, nipple/breast pain/infection, engorgement and mastitis management, and more
- role adaptation and parenting
- mood management
- sleep management
- Menopause and post-menopausal care
- hormone replacement therapy
- pelvic floor treatment
- laparoscopic surgery