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Certified nurse practitioner joins Alton Women’s Health Center


From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON — Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation recently added Darcy Eldred-Smith, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner to its obstetrics and gynecology department at Alton Women’s Health Center, 2 Memorial Drive in Alton. Eldred-Smith, who is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, has extensive experience in labor and delivery, postpartum, and newborn care.

eldred smith darcy“Women often don’t take good care of themselves because they’re focused on the care of others,” said Eldred-Smith (left). “That’s why I strive to truly understand my patients and take a personal approach to their overall health and wellness.”

Prior to joining Alton Women’s Health Center, Eldred-Smith served as a registered nurse in the labor and delivery departments at Alton Memorial Hospital, BJC Saint Peters Hospital and DePaul Hospital. She has also worked as an RN in the Hazelwood School District. Eldred-Smith received her Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner at Chamberlain College of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Eldred-Smith is accepting new patients at Alton Women’s Health Center, and appointments can be made by calling (618) 465-2550.

Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation operates a network of 29 health centers across nine counties with more than 150 medical providers who deliver family and adult services. It is one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Center networks in the country. For more information, visit

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