Susan Binegar, CNM, one of the first certified nurse-midwifes to practice in Idaho Falls, announced her retirement today. Susan was a pioneer in nurse-midwifery in South East Idaho and has become a trusted healthcare provider for women of all ages throughout her career in healthcare for women.
In preparation for serving as a midwife in Idaho Falls, Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Vercruz in Mexico. She worked there for five years as a labor and delivery nurse. In 1995, Susan returned to the U.S. to assist with physical exams for the Migrant Head Start, Children’s Program for a Utah Farm Worker’s Health, and served as the prenatal case manager for Clinica de Buena Salud. Additionally, she worked as a childbirth educator at the University of Utah Hospital.
Susan continued her education and graduated from the University of Utah, receiving her Masters Degree in Nurse Midwifery in 2004 and was a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.
Susan provided delivery services at Mountain View and EIRMC hospitals. She also provided comprehensive prenatal delivery and post-partum care to women, including evaluation, assessment, treatment and referrals to specialists, if required.
Susan was an advocate for women’s health by empowering women through education and prenatal care while enabling patients to take a more dynamic role in making decisions about their health care. She also encouraged the patients’ family to more actively involve themselves in the birth of the child.
Susan paid special attention to educating women on understanding the growth and development of their baby, appropriate nutrition during pregnancy, proper breast feeding techniques and the expectations of the labor experience. The safety and comfort of the patient and her baby is a crucial of the care plan.
In an official statement, Jay Seedall, the practice administrator for Rosemark said, “With sincere appreciation for her contributions at Rosemark, spanning 16 years, we wish her a happy and well-deserved retirement. We will miss her”