SwedishAmerican Welcomes Three New Advanced Practice Nurses

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome three new advanced practice nurses (APNs) to its team, Sarah Bowen, Renatta Palmore and Tonya Tidwell.

Sarah Bowen, APN

Sarah Bowen is an advanced practice nurse who has joined UW Health Surgery at SwedishAmerican. As an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, Sarah will partner with Dr. James Cole, Dr. Paul Batty, Dr. Jason Klovning, Dr. Krystle Lange and Dr. Dacia Pickering to provide enhanced care to surgical patients in both the clinic and hospital setting.

Sarah received a Master of Science degree in nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and is certified as an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She has worked as an emergency department nurse at SwedishAmerican since 2012 and has more than 13 years of nursing experience.

Renatta Palmore, APN

Renatta Palmore is an advanced practice nurse who has joined SwedishAmerican Rock Valley Clinic. As a women’s health nurse practitioner, Renatta will partner with Dr. K. Fatima Ali, Dr. Meredith Brawley, Dr. Timothy Durkee and Dr. Lee Sesslar to provide enhanced obstetrics and gynecology care to women of all ages.

Renatta received a bachelor of science in nursing from University of South Carolina. Additionally, she received a Master of Science degree in nursing from University of Cincinnati and is certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner. Renatta comes to SwedishAmerican with over eight years of OB/GYN nursing experience.

Tonya Tidwell, APN

Tonya Tidwell is an advanced practice nurse who has joined Family Physician Dr. Jeffrey Gurtizen at SwedishAmerican Stateline Clinic. Tonya will partner with Dr. Gurtizen to expand his practice and provide extended patient care and enhanced chronic disease management to patients.

Tonya received a Master of Science degree in nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is certified as a family nurse practitioner. She has worked as a Progressive Care Unit (PCU) nurse at SwedishAmerican since 1998.