Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) is pleased to announce that Twila Mursu, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) will be joining the medical team at Northside Medical Clinic and will begin seeing patients in September 2017.
“We are very excited that Twila is joining our clinic medical staff team to provide outpatient psychiatric and mental health services.” said Clinic Director Liz Sorenson,
“My desire is to help expand the scope of our programs and services in our community,” said Mursu. “The passion I have had over my career for psychiatric and mental health services led me to return to school to become a PMHNP. I am excited to partner with all organizations in our community to improve mental health services in our community. I have been thankful for the encouragement and support I have received from OAHS and the Big Stone Health Care Foundation during my schooling.”
Twila is a familiar face around OAHS and has been working in various capacities since February of 2011. While furthering her advanced nursing degree Twila has helped build and coordinate the health care home model of care in the clinic.
Twila received her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. She will be OAHS’s first Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner “ I am looking forward to providing integrative behavioral health care at Ortonville Area Health Services and serving individuals in our community”, said Mursu.
“In many rural areas, primary care providers are often the first point of contact for families when it comes to their health and well-being” said Sorenson. “Having a mental health provider in a primary care clinic can help identify potential mental health concerns earlier, provide faster access to care, and provide earlier interventions leading to better outcomes for patients.”