Julie F Nurse Practitioner DCMH

Delta County Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Family Nurse Practitioner

Delta, Colorado (June 22, 2020) – For Julie Fournier, new Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH), the decision to join the health care team at DCMH allowed her to connect with her rural community roots.

“I am looking forward to being part two different established practices with doctors who are just great – I am thrilled,” said Fournier. “I am from a rural town of about 450 in the backwoods of Maine, so [rural] is what I know. It’s where I grew up and it’s a big part of who I am as a person.”

Fournier will be joining the Internal Medicine and Premier Women’s Healthcare of Delta teams, providing primary care services to patients.

For over 30 years Fournier has been a Registered Nurse working in various departments including emergency, home health and hospice. In 2010 she became a Nurse Practitioner and worked in Farmington, New Mexico at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Fournier has worked in Delta County before and is excited to work with new patients and previous patients again.

“I’m a diploma registered nurse from a hospital program back east,” said Fournier. “I obtained my Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Wyoming and my master’s from Frontier University in Kentucky, which was actually the original midwifery school in the United States.”

Fournier says her passion lies in women’s healthcare, chronic disease management and geriatric care. It’s about helping people get control of their health issues and about being a partner with them and helping them reach their health goals, she said.

“When it comes to gynecologic care, a woman’s body doesn’t stop maturing after having children,” said Fournier, “and so I am passionate about providing health care across the entire life span for women.”

Rural healthcare is also something Fournier is passionate about and says she gets excited about being able to let people know the many resources and amazing health care options available to them in their own community.

“I think it’s important to let people know that they don’t have to go outside of their community to get the [health care services] that they need,” said Fournier. “As a [healthcare provider] we have such an important role in keeping people in our community healthy. So it’s really nice to be part of an organization like DCMH.”

Fournier and her husband moved to Delta from the four corners area and enjoy spending time cross country skiing on the Grand Mesa and gardening.

“We feel fortunate to have found the ideal land to make a homestead in Hotchkiss which has also allowed us to reconnect to our rural roots in Maine,” said Fournier. “I am looking forward to being part of a community organization and getting to help residents reach their health goals.”

Fournier will start seeing patients at DCMH’s Internal Medicine and Premier Women’s Healthcare of Delta starting in July. To make an appointment at Internal Medicine, call 970.874.7668 or 970.874.7930 for Premier Women’s.


About Delta County Memorial Hospital – Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) is a non-profit, community hospital whose mission is to be the people’s first choice for accessible, high-quality health services and to enhance the well-being of those we serve. Currently, DCMH is the largest employers in Delta County with over 600 employees. DCMH is 49 bed and ten clinic hospital system located in beautiful southwestern Colorado. Established in 1913, DCMH has been serving the region for over 100 years.



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