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Women’s Health Center Expands with Two New Providers

The Women’s Health Center of Northfield Hospital & Clinics is adding two advanced practice providers, expanding OB/GYN services for women of all ages.

Jill Galassi, an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner with 18 years’ experience, joins the Women’s Health Center from Minnesota Perinatal Physicians in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She will see patients in Northfield.

April Fitzloff, a certified physician assistant, joins the Women’s Health Center from NH&C’s Farmington Clinic. She has 20 years’ experience as a physician assistant. Fitzloff will see patients in Northfield.

Galassi and Fitzloff join the OB/GYN physicians of the Women’s Health Center.

Nurse practitioners and  physician  assistants are qualified health care professionals who provide much of the same care and treatment as medical doctors. They are certified to perform many of the same tasks, and work closely with doctors to manage patient care. 

“Adding Jill and April to our team enables us to provide more access for patients for a broad range of services,” says Dr. Dana Olson, medical director for the Women’s Health Center. “With such highly qualified advanced care providers, we can deliver the right level of care for each patient.”

Galassi enjoys getting to know patients and being a part of their lives. Her past experience includes work in high-risk pregnancies, gynecology/oncology, and contraception including Nexplanon birth control implants. Galassi is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health.

“The best part of going to work is getting to know patients and being a part of their lives,” Galassi says.

Fitzloff has extensive experience in gynecological care, and a special interest in women’s health, chronic disease management, and acute care. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and a fellow of the American Association of Physician Assistants.

“The best part of my practice is establishing relationships,” Fitzloff says.

In addition to obstetrics, the Women’s Health Center treats a wide range of gynecological conditions, including symptoms of menopause, pelvic pain, heavy or painful periods, bladder function and urinary incontinence, and lower back pain.

The Women’s Health Center begins evening hours on Jan. 16, with appointments until 8:00 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Call the Women’s Health Center at (507) 646-1478 to make an appointment in Northfield, Lakeville or Farmington. Visit northfieldhospital.org to learn more.