Purinton is the Verde Valley’s only Certified Nurse
Midwife since August of 2009. Stephanie completed additional education in May of 2011 and is now a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Stephanie received her associate degree in Nursing
from Yavapai College in Clarkdale. She has 10 years experience
as a labor and delivery nurse at Verde Valley Medical Center.
Stephanie completed her education at Frontier School of Midwifery
and Family Nursing receiving a Master’s Degree with
certification in Midwifery. She is board certified by the
American Midwifery Certification Board and is licensed by
the Arizona Board of Nursing. Stephanie has been an International
Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2003 assisting
many families with a rewarding breast feeding relationship.
Stephanie was born and raised
in the Verde Valley and is dedicated to the community. She
lives in Cottonwood and has two adult sons,
Austin and Alec.
has travelled to Haiti to assist with the earthquake
recovery efforts in March of 2010. She then returned
in July to work with Midwives for Haiti to train local
women to serve their community as a midwife.