Meet The Family Birthing Center and Women’s Services (TFBC) team.
Carolyn Nickles, BSN, RNC-OB, Associate Nurse Manager, Labor/Deliver, Post-Partum/GYN, and SCN
Carolyn has joined the leadership team in 2010 and has been employed by Premier Health since 2002. Her nursing career began in Michigan in 1994. Before assuming the associate nurse manager position, Carolyn was a staff nurse in Labor and Delivery and worked with patients that were high risk, low risk and requesting natural childbirth, and she also has experience in postpartum and normal newborn nursery.
Carolyn earned her certification for in-patient obstetrics in 2005 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan in 2007. She is currently pursuing her MSN/MBA in Health Care Administration.
Deborah J. Ruxer, MS, RN, CNM, Advance Practice Nurse – Women’s Health
In 2007, Deborah Ruxer became an Advanced Practice Nurse in TFBC at Good Samaritan Hospital. Deborah previously taught childbirth education for midwife clients in Longview, Texas, from 1986 to 1988. She was a staff nurse in labor and delivery, as well as in the antepartum/postpartum/gynecology unit at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview from 1989 to 1991. Since then, Deborah has been a staff nurse in labor and delivery, as well as a float nurse between labor and delivery and the Mother-Baby Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital. She also ran the triage room.
Dawn Selby, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator
Dawn Selby has worked for the Premier organization since 2004 and began her current role as Clinical Nurse Educator in 2010. Dawn obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing in 1999 from Kettering College of Medical Arts and in 2010 received her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. Dawn is passionately devoted to Women’s and Newborn Services and holds a diverse background in this specialty including 19 years of combined experience in areas of OB/GYN, Infertility, Labor and Delivery, Mother-Baby, Breast Health, Lactation, Family-Centered Care and Natural Childbirth Support. Dawn currently holds certification as an Early Lactation Care Specialist and is a member AWOHNN.
Karen Jones, RN, Lactation Consultant
Karen Jones has been a Lactation Consultant for TFBC at Good Samaritan Hospital since 2006. Before becoming a Lactation Consultant, Karen was a Staff Nurse in the Mother/Baby Unit at Good Samaritan. From 1965 to 1968, she served as a Public Health Nurse for the Visiting Nurse Association in New Haven, CT.
Karen earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut in 1965 and then earned a master’s degree in Child Psychiatric Nursing from New York University in 1970. In 1986, she was certified by the state of Ohio as a Registered Nurse, and in 1998, she became an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant.