February 14, 2020
LAKE MILLS – Fort HealthCare Lake Mills is pleased to welcome a new adult nurse practitioner to its team of providers. Jacqueline Wolff-Ellifson, APNP-BC joins the expert team of providers at the Fort HealthCare Lake Mills clinic.
Wolff-Ellifson states, “I have been a nurse for over 20 years, and 14 of those years has been with Fort HealthCare. I feel privileged to continue my advanced career as a Nurse Practitioner for Fort HealthCare. My passion has been women’s health care.”
She continues, “Early on in my nursing career I learned to place myself into my patient’s shoes and treat them as I would want to be treated. I plan to continue this in my Nurse Practitioner role. My practice philosophy is centered around developing a partnership with my patients. This partnership involves my patients having an equal ownership and responsibility in their own health care.”
“I am looking forward to working together with my patients to achieve common goals, from treating an infection to managing a chronic disease, all the while educating them about health, wellness, and preventive care,” she states. “Health care decisions must be made mutually in order to ensure a patient’s greatest chance of success. I feel it is important to explain treatment options, the plan of care, what expected outcomes should be, as well as what possible complications might occur. I look forward to educating my patients and their family members, so they form an understanding of health, wellness, and disease processes. I want to take the mystery out of health care and medical terminology, so patients and families have a better overall understanding.”
Wolff-Ellifson is also looking forward to developing professional partnerships with other health care professionals. “This partnership includes fellow nurse practitioners, physicians, nurses, and other staff members throughout Fort HealthCare. I feel this partnership involves collaboration and a willingness to learn from each other to better help patients. Being able to collaborate with other professionals is in the best interest of high-quality patient care.”
Jackie received her training from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, “My education as an Adult Nurse Practitioner has helped me focus on treating the whole person, providing holistic care to the individual and not just focusing on their disease or illness.”
She adds, “In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family. My husband and I have three children and we love spending time outside, whether caring for our animals on our hobby farm, or taking long walks in the woods. My family and I are active with our 4-H Club and enjoy volunteering in community service activities.”
Wolff-Ellifson notes, “I enjoy living in Jefferson County. I look forward to my new and exciting career as a Nurse Practitioner for Fort HealthCare, caring for individuals that reside in the area.” Jackie is currently accepting new patients, seeing them by appointment in the Fort HealthCare Lake Mills clinic located at 200 East Tyranena Park Road in Lake Mills. To make an appointment, call the clinic at (920) 648-8393.