February 10, 2009
Lieben completed her graduate training at Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing earning a Master's degree in Nursing with a focus on nurse midwifery in 2008. Frontier is the oldest continually operating school of nurse midwifery in the country and is based in Hyden, Kentucky.
Quoting a news release, Lieben views pregnancy and childbirth as normal and important life events that can have a significant and positive impact on women and families throughout life. She has a focus on education and empowering women to make their own informed health care decisions. Like the OB/GYN Clinic, she believes in providing women with excellent care, real hands-on labor support, and encourages natural birth and breastfeeding, but also believes in providing women with a whole range of options based on their informed decision.
Lieben is a member of the Alaska Nurses Association (ANA), the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and teaches the AWHONN fetal monitoring course
A resident of Ketchikan since 1998, Lieben lives with her husband Dave and their two children, Danny age 7 and Sara age 5.
Ketchikan General Hospital is part of PeaceHealth, a Bellevue, WA-based not-for-profit health care system with medical centers and clinics in Alaska, Washington and Oregon that serves more than 57,000 patients annually. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Ketchikan General Hospital has provided medical and compassionate care to residents of Southeast Alaska since 1923.
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