Courtenay Lahey, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner is a new full-time nurse practitioner at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital’s Women’s Wellness.
Courtenay is nationally certified through the National Certification Corporation. She delivers comprehensive health care to women over 13; Courtenay’s specific interests are adolescent sexual health/education and LARC (long-acting reversible contraception) birth control. LARC are methods of birth control that provide effective contraception for an extended period of time without requiring patient action, such as Nexplanon implants and IUDs.
“Courtenay is terrific and we feel very fortunate to have her at Women’s Wellness. She brings a fresh perspective and her friendly, positive energy is appreciated and admired,” said Holly McKeon, Nurse Manager of Women’s Wellness. “Patients have quickly taken a liking to her and the feedback has been outstanding. We look forward to her long-term success.”
Courtenay grew up in Johnson, Vt. She earned her BS in Biological Science from the University of Vermont in 2012. As a student at UVM, Courtenay volunteered with UVM Rescue, which is a state licensed Advanced Life Support ambulance, staffed and operated by UVM students 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, she was a medical services instructor for the Surgery Department at UVM in the course The Initiative of Rural Emergency.
After UVM, Courtenay worked as a Lab Associate for Planned Parenthood, where her interest in Women’s Health was firmly established.
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Connecticut in 2014, Courtenay worked as an Emergency Room nurse for 2 years. Having decided that she wanted to focus on women’s health, she enrolled at Vanderbilt University, earning her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree in 2017. She completed clinical rotations at NVRH last year with both Megan Haygood, Family Nurse Practitioner and Diane Dulude, Certified Nurse Midwife. States Courtenay about her new position, “Women’s Wellness has been very welcoming. I deeply appreciate the teamwork and collaboration from the providers and staff. Getting to know the patients and how I can assist them is very important to me.”
She and her husband are pleased to be back in Vermont. They love the outdoors — skiing, hiking and boating along with their 2 dogs and young daughter.
If you are interested in learning more about the Women’s Wellness Center, please visit nvrh.org/womens-wellness-center or call 802-748-7300.