Jensen delivers last baby

CRESCO - Regional Health Services of Howard County is proud to share that RHSHC physician, Dr. Paul Jensen, MD, delivered his final scheduled baby of his medical career. Cody and Amanda Stockdale welcomed Huck James on Aug. 25, 2022, completing Dr. Jensen’s obstetric practice that began with his first delivery in November 2000. 
Over nearly 22 years, he has delivered 324 babies at Regional Health – all of whom have made a memorable impact on his medical career. From a rushed delivery in the hospital ambulance bay to nearly needing a snowmobile to get into town for a delivery, Dr. Jensen recalls many interesting moments throughout the years. And although there are some challenging or scary times on the job, Dr. Jensen always strives for positive patient outcomes. 
To this day, he enjoys seeing pictures of the babies he has delivered as they grow in life or from special events such as their prom pictures. “It’s neat to see kids grow up and see what they’ve become. It’s special as they make their own lives,” he said. 
There is no doubt about how much Dr. Jensen cares about his patients – remembered by families especially through the Dr. Seuss book he leaves each new baby with, including a personalized message inside. 
Although he has delivered his last scheduled obstetric patient, Dr. Jensen will remain on call for deliveries for any backup needs that arise. He will also continue his medical practice at the Cresco Medical Clinic, seeing his clinic patients as usual. 
As for the RHSHC OB Department, it is in good hands as Dr. Kimberlee Burckart and Dr. Kelsey Thomas have joined the OB team in addition to continuing providers Certified Nurse Midwife, Stephanie Riley; Dr. Kammerer; and Dr. Maher. 
Dr. Jensen’s last mom and baby are doing well, and he is to be congratulated on the many lives he has impacted with his OB practice and dedication to patients.

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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