WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) --     Denise Bond, Family Nurse Practitioner begins seeing patients at Sanford Westbrook Medical Center.

    Denise was born in New Jersey growing up primarily in the Pocono Mountains region of eastern Pennsylvania.  Denise started working in health care as a certified nurse's assistant (CNA) in the mid 1990's. During that time, Denise had the good fortune of working under an amazing Registered Nurse. Her influence and oversight fueled Denise's desire to learn and take care of people. Denise realized she wanted to do more and opted to attend St. Luke's School of Nursing to become a Registered Nurse. She chose St Luke's School of Nursing because of its reputation for being an intensive and well respected hospital based nursing program. Because of her continued desire to learn, she enrolled in DeSales University completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN). She then continued on to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

    Although Denise lived in a nice area in Pennsylvania she witnessed tremendous growth in population and began considering a move to the Midwest. After receiving an email about the opportunity in Westbrook with Sanford Health System and making initial contact via phone, she admired what she had learned of Sanford and was extended an invitation to visit the facility.  Denise shared she was immediately taken by the area and the facility expressing it was exactly what she was looking for and stated “Sanford Westbrook has an amazing facility and prides itself on exceptional patient care and satisfaction”.

    Denise moved to Westbrook in late December and has been very happy with her decision.  Denise Bond is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Sanford Westbrook Medical Center specializing in Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Women's Health.