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Experienced APRN joins Pawnee Valley Campus
Susan Aistrup

The new advanced practice registered nurse at the hospital in Larned brings to the position three decades of experience in family practice, women’s health and pediatrics.

Susan Aistrup recently began seeing patients at The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus.

“My many years as a nurse guide me to care for and treat patients of all ages,” Aistrup said. “My colleagues and I focus on the health of each individual to ensure they can be as healthy as possible.

“I am committed to listening closely to patients and value each one as an individual,” she added. “I strive to explain each medical condition clearly and establish an appropriate plan of treatment acceptable to all parties.”

Aistrup was attracted to Pawnee Valley Campus for a number of reasons, including “the small community setting, friendly staff and this great state-of-the-art facility.

“In addition,” she said, “the hospital provides a wide range of services with up-to-date equipment that meets the needs of the community. Because of this, patients and families can receive quality health-care right in their own backyard. Excess travel time is eliminated, reducing stress and decreasing expenses.”

Aistrup received her associate’s degree in nursing at Dodge City Community College in 1991. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2000 and her master’s in nursing in 2015, both at Fort Hays State University.

The APRN, who is board certified, has many professional affiliations and certificates. She also has served as a professor of nursing and adjunct clinical instructor at Dodge City Community College

“My passion for this profession continues my belief in lifelong learning, which leads to enhanced knowledge,” Aistrup said.

Aistrup is no stranger to the Pawnee County area. She has family in Larned, Rozel and Burdett, and is involved in church and community activities.

Previous employers include Dodge City Medical Center; Marathon Health for Life in Dodge City; Central Care Cancer Center in Garden City; Cancer Center of Kansas in Dodge City; and Hodgeman County Health Center in Jetmore.

Melanie Urban, Pawnee Valley Campus administrator, said she and her colleagues “are excited to have Susan join our team. Since Susan has three decades of experience, her patients and their families can be assured of high-quality care.”