Kelly Jarcho, CNP, now seeing patients at NUMC
Kelly Jarcho, CNP, says it is her patients’ resiliency that inspires her in her job as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
“Everybody has a story, and everybody has situations in their lives where they could use some help,” said Jarcho. “My patients’ resilience inspires me. The things they overcome inspire me.”
Jarcho began seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center in January. She specializes in helping patients diagnosed with mood and thought disorders, but sees patients with all types of mental health illnesses.
When talking about why she chose to specialize in psychiatry, Jarcho said, “Patients who have mental health conditions are a really underserved population. I am inspired by what these patients have to overcome, and I love seeing them progress. The most influential people are those with serious and persistent mental illness.”
She added, “There is no better feeling then watching someone get better and really get over difficulties in their life.”
Jarcho grew up on the iron range in Gilbert, Minn. She went to the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, where she received both her bachelor of nursing degree and her masters of science in nursing. She is board-certified in psychiatry and came to New Ulm Medical Center from the St. Peter Minnesota Security Hospital, where she has been in practice for six years.
Jarcho and her husband, Bryn, are life-long Minnesotans who embrace the great outdoors. They have an active family, with Bryn’s 11-year-old son and their 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. Jarcho says she spends a lot of her spare time shuttling her children to activities and finding ways to stay active. The family also enjoys going back to northern Minnesota and Florida each winter to visit relatives.
Learn more about Kelly Jarcho at wellness.allinahealth.org/providers/18812.