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Nurse Practitioners Jessica MacLeod and Barbara Grothe-Penney Join Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Barbara Grothe-Penney, APRN; Jessica MacLeod, MSN, BSN, BA; and  Amy Brewer, ANP-BC

(Right to Left) Barbara (Bobbie) Grothe-Penney, APRN  and Jessica MacLeod, MSN, BSN, BA, adult and gerontology nurse practitioner recently joined nurse practitioner Amy Brewer, at University of Vermont – Central Vermont Medical Center’s Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing in Berlin, Vermont.  

Berlin, VT -- Jessica MacLeod, MSN, BSN, BA, adult and gerontology nurse practitioner and Barbara (Bobbie) Grothe-Penney, APRN recently joined nurse practitioner Amy Brewer, ANP-BC at University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center’s Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing in Berlin, Vermont. 

Jessica was most recently employed at Kingdom Internal Medicine at Northeast Regional Hospital and Caledonia Internal Medicine at Northern Counties Health Care, both in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. 

She did her undergraduate work at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she received her B.A. in gender studies and medical anthropology. Jessica received her B.S. in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing: adult and gerontology nurse practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Jessica is certified by the Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Board and the Adult Nurse Practitioner Board, American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

“I love the older adult population and am looking forward to working with the residents at Woodridge,” said MacLeod. “I am also looking forward to being involved with the community of nurse practitioners at the University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center.”

Jessica grew up in Essex Junction, Vermont and now lives in Marshfield with her husband and three month old daughter Hazel. She plays the recorder and makes stained glass. One of her favorite things to do is attend the Newport Fold Festival every year, something she has been doing for 23 years. 

Bobbie Grothe-Penney received her B.S. in Nursing at Columbia University, New York and her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Utah. She received her certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Bobbie has 17 years of experience as nurse practitioner on the inpatient psychiatry unit at UVMHN – CVMC. She moved to Woodridge in February 2015 as a half time employee.

“My first nurse practitioner certification was in geriatrics,” said Bobbie.  “I wanted to reenter the field. Woodridge, right on the same campus and part of the same medical center as the inpatient psychiatry unit where I worked for many years, made this the logical next step for me.”

Bobbie is a New York City native who now lives in Middlesex, Vermont with her husband Rob.  They have three grown sons.  The two of them enjoy traveling off the beaten path and have been to Guatemala, Cuba and Tanzania/Zanzibar in the last couple of years. 

“We are lucky to have both Jessica and Bobbie join our staff,” said Ursula Margazano, Woodridge administrator. “Jessica has a strong background working with complex, chronically ill and high risk older adults. Bobbie also brings a love of geriatrics, and she has a good background in working with patients who have mental health issues.”

For more information on UVM Health Network- CVMC Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing visit www.cvmc.org/woodridge.  For questions about admissions or to have a tour, contact Sheri Speirs at 802-371-4712 or sheri.speirs@cvmc.org.

The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center is part of a four-hospital system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve. Our partners are: The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, The University of Vermont Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital.