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Rachel Latchford, BSN, RN Women and Children’s Services

Rachel Latchford, BSN, RN Women and Children’s Services

The Joseph V. and Suzanne P. Paterno Women and Children’s Services unit is the largest of its kind in Central Pennsylvania, welcoming nearly 1,300 babies each year. Recently, U.S. News & World Report named Mount Nittany Medical Center among only 10 Pennsylvania Hospitals to be ranked as high performing for maternity care in its list of Best Hospitals for Maternity. These accolades are a testament to the dedicated providers, nurses, and support staff who work within the Women and Children’s Services unit, and provide exceptional clinical care to the community.

“Caring is attending to not only the patient, but the entire family.”

Rachel Latchford, BSN, RN, Women and Children’s Services, is an outstanding example of a nurse who goes above and beyond for her patients. Recently, she was recognized as the recipient of the Clinical Patient CARE Award, which honors excellence in patient care and services.

Rachel is known for her calm, reassuring, and caring presence, which helps put new parents at ease during what can be a stressful time. She has a keen eye for detail and is meticulous in her approach to patient care, ensuring that no element goes unnoticed. Rachel is also a great communicator, always taking the time to educate new parents, while answering any questions they may have.

Rachel is deeply passionate about her work and it shows in her service to Mount Nittany Health. She is a true asset to our team, and we are proud to have her as a committed member of our health system.