Nurse Practitioner, Intraoperative Asst

Penny Hodges-Goetz, CNP

HealthEast Neurosurgery, 651-232-3900

Certification

Penny is a board certified nurse practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Penny also holds certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and as a Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR).

Education

Penny attended the University of North Carolina where she completed her degree in nursing.

Professional activities

Penny is a member of the American Nurses Association, National Guard Officer's Association, Society of Federal Health Professionals, and an associate member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Practice interests

She enjoys all aspects of neurosurgery, but especially enjoys complex spine, alternative pain management and community care integration. Additionally, Penny focuses on innovative care management, patient empowerment and provider-patient relationships.

Personal statement

"Providing care is a collaboration between the patient and the provider, where the question of 'what matters' is as important as the question 'what's the matter.'"