The full scope of women’s health care is coming to Jackson County via one of its own—Dawna Rose, CNM, FNP-BC.

The full scope of women’s health care is coming to Jackson County via one of its own—Dawna Rose, CNM, FNP-BC.

 Rose, a nurse-midwife who works with Dr. David Thomas, Dr. Paul Hunter, Dr. Scott Nagle and Midwife Sandra Cottle at Women and Children’s Hospital in Charleston, will soon be seeing patients locally in an office in Building 6 of Jackson General Hospital.

  A Jackson County native, Ripley High School graduate and Fairplain resident with her husband and four children, Rose earned her nursing degree at West Virginia University-Parkersburg, her nurse-practitioner degree at Wheeling Jesuit College and her midwifery degree from Shenandoah University.

  Rose has been a nurse for 16 years, working in labor and delivery at Women and Children’s Hospital, as a school nurse for six years and as a nurse practitioner.

  “I worked co-op at Jackson General Hospital in high school with Dr. Cindy Reese and midwife Karen Fahey and it really peaked my interest in pursuing nursing and midwifery as a career,” said Rose.

  “The office here will open in May or no later than June, and will offer the full score of women’s health services for patients from teenagers through post-menopause. The office will be open on the first and third Tuesdays of the month to begin with,” Rose explained. “All infant deliveries will be at Women and Children’s Hospital in Charleston, but this local office will help Jackson County and surrounding area patients by limiting trips to Charleston. It’s been several years since we’ve had a midwife in Jackson County—since Karen Fahey retired. I’m excited about this opportunity to provide services here in the area.”

  To set up an appointment with Dawna Rose, call 304-343-4177.