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This profile was last updated on 2/11/08  and contains information from public web pages.

Mrs. Laura C. Ford

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. degree , program in interdisciplinary health studies
    Western Michigan University
  • bachelor's degree
    Western Michigan University
  • master's degree
    University of Michigan
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LakeView Community Hospital: News
www.lakeviewcares.com, 11 Feb 2008 [cached]
Laura Ford
PAW PAW - Laura Ford, Ph.D., R.N., CNP, a nurse practitioner with Bronson LakeView Family Care in Mattawan, has earned a Ph.D. degree from Western Michigan University's program in interdisciplinary health studies.
She also has received the Patricia Lee Thompson Dissertation Award for excellence in her dissertation.
"All of us at Bronson LakeView Family Care are proud of Laura and what she has achieved in the academic arena," said Nancy Buxser, director of physician services at Bronson LakeView Family Care.
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Ford, who is also an adjunct lecturer in the University of Michigan's School of Nursing, is a certified menopause clinician and a certified women's health nurse practitioner.She has more than a decade of experience as a family and women's health practitioner, with extensive experience in perinatology, obstetrics, professional staff development and healthcare management.
In addition to her Ph.D., Ford holds a master's degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.Among her professional affiliations, she is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Michigan Nurses Association.
"I pursued a Ph.D. partly because it was a personal goal and also because I needed it for my teaching position at the U of M," Ford said."But this was also a way to focus professionally on issues that relate to research and policy in healthcare practice and education, especially in women's health."
In 2005-06 Ford participated in the University of Michigan's Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP).She was one of only seven healthcare practitioners in the state to receive the honor that year.
"I want to continue to be an advocate for the role of advanced practice nurses," she continued."Studies have shown that the more highly educated healthcare providers are, the more likely they are to be aware of current research and use evidence-based practices.Ultimately, this leads to better patient care."
Bronson LakeView Family Care has offices in five convenient locations - Decatur, Lawton, Marcellus, Mattawan and Paw Paw.Ford practices in the Mattawan office, at 52375 Main Street, and the phone number is 668-3348.All locations are currently accepting new patients.
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Ideal Image - Laser Hair Removal - Louisville KY
www.idealimage.com, 16 May 2012 [cached]
Dr. Olash, Christy, Jenni, Lydia, Megan, Laura, Lauren, Ashley, Denise and myself love seeing how happy and confident our guests feel after they have experienced us in Louisville.
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Laura C. Ford, MSN, ARNP, OCN: Laura was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky on a small farm in eastern Jefferson County. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Bellarmine College in 1999. She initially worked as a Registered Nurse in a step-down Telemetry Unit at Baptist Hospital East for several years before taking a position at Spectra Care Home Health, specializing in Infusion Therapy. Several years later, after caring for her Grandmother who died of Pancreatic Cancer, she pursued a background in Hematology/Oncology, working for a local private practice. She became a Certified Oncology Nurse during this time, and attended Spalding University Family Nurse Practitioner program, graduating Sigma Theta Tau with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2007.
During her studies at Spalding, she was a Co-Investigator for a Pilot research study which was published in the Oncology Nursing Forum. She was also invited to participate in a Poster Presentation for the Research Study at the Oncology Nursing Society National Conference on Cancer Research in Hollywood, CA. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Oncology Nursing Society and previously volunteered for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with family/caregiver support groups.
She joined Ideal Image in March 2010 as a Treatment Provider. She has a passion for Nursing, focusing on providing a holistic and caring approach to patient care. She has two children, a daughter, Natalie, who attends Eastern High School and son, Brandon, who attends St. Michael Lifelong Learning Center. Both are very active in athletics and extracurricular activities. Laura enjoys boating, outdoors, music and fitness, as well as spending time with her friends and loved ones.
CBC :: Consultants in Blood Disorders and Cancer - Our Team
www.cbcdocs.com, 28 Mar 2009 [cached]
Laura Ford, ARNP CBC :: Consultants in Blood Disorders and Cancer - Our Team
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Laura Ford, ARNP
Mrs. Ford received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bellarmine University in 1999. She worked as a Registered Nurse/Oncology Certified Nurse at CBC, beginning in 2004, until she began to pursue her Masters degree to become a Nurse Practitioner. She completed her coursework at Spalding University in 2007, where she specialized as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her research there included a pilot study on colorectal cancer patients and their perception of fear, hopelessness, and adherence. An abstract regarding this study was published in the Oncology Nursing Forum. Mrs. Ford's work experience also includes telemetry, home health infusion, and oncology.
She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Mrs. Ford's main areas of interest include cancer treatment-induced side effects and quality of life issues.
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Laura Ford, ARNP
LakeView Community Hospital: News
www.lakeviewcares.com, 7 Nov 2007 [cached]
Laura Ford, Ph.D., R.N., CNP, a nurse practitioner with Bronson LakeView Family Care in Mattawan, has earned a Ph.D. degree from Western Michigan University's program in interdisciplinary health studies. View the full article.
LakeView Has Become Bronson LakeView Hospital, 1/21/2008
LakeView Community Hospital has become Bronson LakeView Hospital, effective Jan. 1, as part of Bronson Healthcare Group. View the full article.
CBC :: Consultants in Blood Disorders and Cancer - Our Team
www.cbcdocs.com, 28 Mar 2009 [cached]
Laura Ford, ARNP
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Laura Ford, ARNP
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