Stennett, APN, FNP

Wayne Stennett, APN, FNP

Wayne Stennett, APN, Family Nurse Practitioner, an Albion native, has returned to care for members of his home community and hospital.  Horizon Healthcare’s Medical Staff became acquainted with Wayne when he completed a clinical rotation in Family Medicine during his training.  After recognizing his aptitude, skills, and fit with the mission of Fairfield Memorial Hospital and its culture, Horizon’s Medical Director, Chris Ballard, M.D. suggested him for recruitment. Wayne returned to the area with his wife Melissa and two daughters, Kaelynn and Liana. Wayne is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is also Board Certified by the American Academy of Critical-Care Nurses.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and continued his education with a Family Nurse Practitioner Masters from Saint Louis University.

Wayne is serving in a dual role within the Hospital and at Horizon Healthcare.  He will assist at Horizon Healthcare by seeing patients of all ages with a broad range of needs including acute care, along with the routine well care, sick care, and physicals.  Wayne will also conduct various hospital follow-up visits at Horizon Healthcare and is assisting in the Wound Care Clinic.

Wayne came to Fairfield with Critical-Care experience from Saint Louis University Hospital where he managed the care of critically ill surgical patients including transplant, vascular, cardiothoracic surgery, oncology, and trauma in the surgical ICU.  He also has experience in the management of critically ill medicine patients with a focus on multisystem failure and pulmonology in the medical ICU.  In addition to his in-depth ICU experience, he served as a preceptor of new graduate nurses, as well as a preceptor for local university students during their final rotations.

Therefore, in addition to providing patient care Horizon Healthcare, Wayne’s talents and experience in the hospital setting are being utilized as the Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Hospitalist and working along side physician hospital providers, with in-hospital patient care.

“Our goal at Fairfield Memorial Hospital is to enhance the patient care and experience by directly focusing on the comprehensive needs of our patients while they are hospitalized.  Wayne will be working the hospital floor each morning in collaboration with the team of on-call physicians.  His experience has enhanced our current Hospitalist program, along with providing us with an additional skilled mid-level provider at Horizon,” stated Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., FMH CEO.

Horizon Healthcare
213 N.W. 10th St., Suite A
Fairfield, IL  62837