Shandra Andry (above right) and Kathryn Detjens (above left) recently joined the University of South Alabama department of obstetrics and gynecology to serve as nurse midwives working exclusively at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital’s evaluation center and at the hospital’s labor and delivery service.
The addition of Andry and Detjens as nurse midwives enhances the quality of care for the female patients seen in the evaluation center after hours - from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Prior to their employment at USA, Andry worked at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, and Detjens served as an advanced registered nurse practitioner at Sacred Heart Health Systems in Pensacola, Fla.
Andry received nursing education from Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C., completed an associate’s degree in nursing at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y., and graduated with a master’s of science in nursing-midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Ky. Her special areas of interest are natural childbirth support, centering pregnancy, and breastfeeding support.
Detjens received her degree in nursing from Milwaukee County General Hospital School of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wis., and a bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of California in San Francisco, Calif. She earned a certification of midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Ky., as well as a master’s of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
For more information on the USA OBGYN nurse midwives contact Danny Rickert at (251) 415-1569.