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Stefanie Voelker: 30 years

Smiling woman with long brown hair wearing a navy blue sweater and white pants.
Stefanie Voelker

Registered Nurse II
5 Blue, Labor and Delivery, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

First UTSW job: I did a nurse extern shift working full-time nights in Labor and Delivery as a junior in nursing school, and I trained as a Scrub Tech my senior year.

Best part about my job: Getting to know my patients and their families. I really enjoy making their birth experience special. Each birth is its own story, and it is a privilege to be part of such a milestone.

How co-workers describe me: A patient advocate who is helpful, kind, and patient. I am known for helping patients deliver naturally, and it takes time and patience to assist a woman in pain through labor.

Best UTSW memory: I was the delivery nurse for the first patient who delivered at Clements University Hospital (CUH). She was at the former St. Paul University Hospital and soon to deliver. Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Ann Lutich, M.D., and I transferred this laboring patient via ambulance to CUH, and she delivered shortly after arrival. It was exciting because there were tons of cheering staff members greeting us off the ambulance into the new CUH hospital doors.

I wish I were an instant expert at: Interventional women’s health through nutrition.

I’m really good at: Playing dominoes.

Hobbies: I love travel, adventure, weight training, yoga, and trying new restaurants – I’m a true foodie.

Surprising fact: I like listening to Led Zeppelin while doing the bench press at the gym, and I am finally learning to play golf, left-handed.

Claim to fame: Kurt and I have been happily married for 28 years and have managed to raise three outstanding humans – Gabe, Olivia, and Luke – and a dog named Maya.

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