BARRON, Wis. — Certified nurse-midwife Sandy Pelnar recently joined Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron. She also will care for patients in Rice Lake and Eau Claire.
Pelnar earned her master’s degree in the certified nurse-midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She also earned an associate’s degree in nursing at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Previously, Pelnar worked as a registered nurse in orthopedics at Prevea Health Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Pelnar is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is trained in electronic fetal monitoring, as well as CPR.
“I chose Mayo Clinic Health System because of its reputation for its wonderful health care provided to patients and its innovative leadership in research,” Pelnar says. “I was impressed with their mission statement regarding ‘inspiring hope,’ and their core value ‘The needs of the patient come first.’”
Pelnar’s professional interests include promoting women’s health choice in their individual birthing and delivery methods, being an advocate for women in their health care and being a supporter of annual mammograms for women starting at age 40.
In her free time, Pelnar enjoys reading, running half marathons and camping with her family.
To make an appointment in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Barron or Rice Lake, call 715-537-6747. To make an appointment in Eau Claire, call 715-838-6100.
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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.