Kim Johnson, DO joins NVRH’s Women’s Wellness Center

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Tue, 05/26/2020 - 8:32am -- Denise Sortor

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) is excited to announce that Kim Johnson, DO has joined NVRH’s Women’s Wellness Center. Before joining NVRH, Johnson practiced as an obstetrician and gynecologist for 11 years at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group, a similar-sized critical access hospital in the rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University.

Johnson’s clinical interests include quality and safety practices, routine and complicated obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery and adolescent and adult gynecology.

“Obstetrics and gynecology gives me a great opportunity to interact with women of all ages, throughout their lifetime,” Johnson said. “It also gives me a chance to interact with all disciples of medicine in a collaborative way. I enjoy the balance of office practice, surgery and childbirth.”

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Johnson did her internship and residency in Lansing, Michigan. She practiced in the Detroit area (where her husband, Scott, is from). When their son Sisu was born they made a transition to the Upper Peninsula where they could live in a more rural setting and split the distance between family in Detroit and Chicago. After their second child, Tillie, was born, the family became more and more active in the outdoors. As the children grew, Johnson and her family decided they wanted to be somewhere where they could ski, bike, and adventure outdoors every day, and so they chose the Northeast Kingdom.

“We wanted a great community, wonderful educational opportunities and of course a local community hospital,” she said. “We found those here.”

The Women’s Wellness Center provides OB/GYN care to individuals of all ages and health needs, and is staffed by certified nurse midwives, women’s health nurse practitioners, obstetricians/gynecologists and a behavior health specialist. The Women’s Wellness Center also works closely with Community Health Workers who provide resources to address quality of life issues such as housing, transportation, health insurance coverage and physical safety.

“Dr. Johnson is an excellent addition to the Women’s Wellness team,” VP of Medical Practices Laura Newell said. “She provides care that is present, compassionate and thorough. The Northeast Kingdom is lucky to have her.”

Johnson and her family are looking forward to settling in and exploring all that the area has to offer.

“I am beyond impressed with the entire NVRH organization,” she said. “This is a team that truly cares about providing high-quality healthcare to this community.”

Women’s Wellness Center is now offering telehealth visits to supplement and/or complement in-person appointments. Telehealth allows patients to have a video visit with their healthcare provider using their computer, laptop or a smartphone. To make an appointment, call the Women’s Wellness Center at 748-7300 to see if a telehealth visit is right for you.

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is located in St. Johnsbury in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We are a community, not-for-profit, acute care, critical access hospital. NVRH is one of two Vermont hospitals designated as a Baby FriendlyTM hospital by the United Nations. The organization provides primary and preventive care, surgical and specialty services, inpatient and outpatient care and 24-hour, physician-staffed emergency services. NVRH serves more than 30,000 people in the Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties in Vermont and employs 600.