Midwife Joins WCH Medical Staff

Corydon- March 2, 2011: Wayne County Hospital is pleased to present the newest member of our medical staff, Emmy Wyss, MSN, CNM.  Ms. Wyss is a Certified Nurse Midwife and will begin her practice April 1, 2011.  “We have been looking for the right fit to enhance our obstetrical and women’s health services overall for sometime. With her advanced training and passion for her profession, we are delighted to have Ms. Wyss joining us.” commented Daren Relph, CEO.

Born and raised in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, Ms. Wyss became interested in Midwifery at a young age. During middle school, after a conversation with her mother about the beauty of the birthing experience, she knew becoming a nurse-midwife was in her future.  Since then she has worked hard to make her passion for childbirth become a reality.  Ms. Wyss states, “I want to impact the lives of women emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally.  I wish to share a sense of empowerment with women and their families while becoming a partner in their healthcare.”

A 2007 graduate from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a Bachelors of Science in nursing and a minor in women’s health, she worked for two years in a rural hospital as a medical-surgical registered nurse to establish a solid foundation in nursing.  In 2010, Ms. Wyss graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing specializing in Nurse-Midwifery.  She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

When not in the clinic or attending births, Ms. Wyss enjoys horseback riding, scrapbooking, shopping, athletics, the Packers, and spending time with her family and friends.  Her parents and two older brothers reside in Wisconsin with their families.  She is a proud Aunt of one niece, Peyton, and two nephews, Grayson and Breckin.

Her passion for midwifery and women’s health can best be described in her favorite quote;
You are a midwife attending a woman at birth; do good without show or fuss, facilitate what is happening, rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge.  When the baby is born, the mother will rightly say: “We did it ourselves”.  –Tao TeChing 5th Century B.C.

She is honored to join Wayne Country Hospital and excited to impact the lives of the women of Wayne County and the surrounding area. Advance appointments may be scheduled at the South Central Iowa Medical Clinic by calling 641-872-2063