FirstLight Health System is privileged and excited to announce the arrival of three new providers to the FirstLight Health System team. Nurse Practitioners, Mary Lagaard, DNP, Beth Good, DNP, and Rebecca Autio, NP, have joined FirstLight in the past few weeks and have begun seeing patients.
Beth Good, family nurse practitioner, joined FirstLight Health System in November of 2012. Good earned her nursing degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato, her master’s degree from the Georgia State University School of Nursing, and her doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Minnesota. She is certified as both an addiction registered nurse and a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing.
Mary Lagaard is a nurse practitioner specializing in geriatric care at FirstLight Health System’s Mora Clinic. She’s a certified gerontological nurse practitioner and an advanced certified hospice and palliative care nurse. Lagaard joined FirstLight in November of 2012 and has experience in neurology, chronic disease and quality assurance. She is also an active community volunteer.
Rebecca Autio is a family nurse practitioner working in a new practice model with Dr. Brian Niskanen. She will partner with Dr. Niskanen in treating a patient panel at FirstLight Health System’s Mora and Hinckley clinics. She has experience as a registered nurse in areas including surgery, orthopaedics, urology, gynecology and respiratory care. Autio received her nursing degree and her family nurse practitioner degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.
FirstLight Health System is looking forward to having our new Nurse Practitioners on the FirstLight team and we invite you to join us in welcoming them to our organization. FirstLight is located at 301 South Highway 65 in Mora. Main switchboard telephone numbers are 320-679-1212 and 1-800-245-5671. Visit FirstLight online at www.firstlighthealthsystem.org.