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Introducing Elizabeth Birkey, PMHNP


St. Margaret’s is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Birkey, PMHNP, to the staff at St. Margaret’s Center for Family Health in Princeton. Liz is certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife & Lactation Consultant.

Born in Davenport, Iowa, and raised in the Illinois Valley, Liz attended Illinois Valley Community College and Northern Illinois University in Dekalb for Nursing. She then went on to Frontier Nursing University (Hyden, KY) and obtained her Master’s in Midwifery, Post-Master’s

Family Nurse Practitioner and Post-Master’s PMHNP degrees. She is currently working towards a Doctorate in Nursing, anticipating finishing in March of 2021.

Liz will be working with Benjamin Shepherd, MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry, to provide the Illinois Valley quality, compassionate care in both primary and mental health services.

“I look forward to the opportunity to work with the exceptional team of healthcare workers at St. Margaret’s and provide comprehensive, evidence-based, quality care to the clients in my community and surrounding areas”