Neonatal specialist Sara Gergen joins Northfield Hospital + Clinics

November 5, 2017

Sara Gergen, APRN, CPNP-PC, NNP-BC brings special expertise to the Birth Center and the Northfield Clinic.

Sara is a neonatal nurse practitioner who cares for newborns in the Birth Center.

With Sara’s extensive training and experience in neonatal intensive care, the Birth Center expands critical care for babies who have health problems at birth – giving parents more options to keep a fragile newborn close to home.

Sara also attends every scheduled cesarean section at the Birth Center. That kind of specialized care is typically available only at a large metro hospital.  

Sara also sees children of all ages at the Northfield Clinic. She joins pediatricians Ben Flannery, MD and Todd Amunrud, DO with more appointment times available to suit families’ busy schedules.

“I enjoy establishing relationships with patients and their families and supporting them through their growth and development from the newborn period onwards,” Sara says. Her special interests are newborn care, growth and development throughout childhood, and adolescent medicine.

“Adding Sara to the team expands pediatric care in the Northfield Clinic,” says Dr. Flannery. “Her expertise with newborns, and broad experience with kids of all ages, lets us provide more – and more complex – care for families. We’re excited to welcome Sara.”

Sara has advanced degrees in pediatrics and newborns and has over 20 years of experience. She comes to Northfield Hospital + Clinics from the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.  

Sara has practice pulling double duty: She has two graduate degrees in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Minnesota and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner from the College of St. Catherine. She is board-certified in both disciplines.

In her free time, Sara enjoys time with her husband Mark and their four adult sons, traveling, golfing, skiing and running.

To make an appointment with Sara in the Northfield Clinic, call 507-646-1494.