Patricia Stanwood, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), came to Whidbey General in 2003 to support and build the hospital’s epidural program. Thanks in large part to her efforts, today at Whidbey General a laboring mom in pain has the option of state-of-the-art obstetrical anesthesia any time of the day or night. In 2010, she expanded her scope of care to include providing vascular access for instruments such as neck catheters, which provide a more efficient means of administering medication to hospitalized patients.
Whidbey General Hospital
Provides Obstetrical Anesthesia
Whidbey Family Birthplace
101 N. Main Street
360-678-5151 or 360-321-5151
Patient Care Philosophy
Provide personalized pain relief for labor with the least interference of the natural birth experience.
Work with the family and medical team to allow for a safe and happy birth.
Encourage patient control and input with respect, compassion and education.
Scope of Care
Pain relief for labor including epidural and spinal analgesia
Individualized anesthetic care for surgical deliveries
Anesthetic care related to labor and delivery
Professional Education: Master's in Nurse Anesthesia, Mayo School Health Related Sciences, 1995
CRNA Fellowship Program in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, Kishwaukee Hospital, De Kalb, Ill.
Certified by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists