Maria Parham Health announced the addition of two nurse practitioners to its staff at Maria Parham Primary Care.
Cheryl Hester is a family nurse practitioner with 14 years of experience in health care. Melanie Kiser specializes in gastrointestinal (GI) care.
Hester will serve patients in Henderson and Louisburg; she has been employed with Maria Parham Health since 2007, according to information from MPH.
Kiser had been a clinical nurse II at UNC Hospital and at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
“Cheryl Hester has years of experience in patient care, and she is an excellent addition to the Maria Parham Primary Care team,” said Bert Beard, CEO of Maria Parham Health. “Family Medicine is a continuing concern in Henderson, and (her) clinical expertise will be important as Maria Parham Health strives to meet our region’s evolving healthcare needs and make our community healthier.”
Hester has worked as a licensed practical nurse in the Emergency Department, as well as registered nurse, charge nurse and triage nurse during her time at MPH. She also has been the assistant director of the progressive care unit before being promoted to director of critical care and medical-surgical units and then director of critical care services.
Hester is a 2015 graduate Chamberlain College of Nursing and received her master’s degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2019. Most recently, she completed a family nurse practitioner post graduate certification from Herzing University.
Hester’s office is in Vance Medical Arts Building, 511 Ruin Creek Road, Suite 101 in Henderson. Call 252.436.0440 for a referral or to make an appointment. The Louisburg office is located at Maria Parham Multispecialty Clinic, 1501 N. Bickett Blvd., Suite E. For an appointment in Louisburg, call 919.497.8380. Online appointment scheduling is available at https://www.mariaparham.com/schedule.
Kiser is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with more than seven years of clinical experience.
“Melanie Kiser has years of experience in primary and critical care, and she is an excellent addition to our hospital team,” Beard stated.
Kiser graduated from East Carolina University in May 2020 with the designation of doctor of nursing practice-family nurse practitioner. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, the American Association of Critical Care, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Kiser is seeing patients at her office at Maria Parham GI Associates. For a referral or to schedule an appointment, please call 252.430.8111.
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