Quinn grew up in Sacred Heart, MN. At 16 years old, she began working as a nursing assistant at a local nursing home and was immediately drawn to patient care. She enjoyed providing care for others and being part of a collaborative team.
Quinn received her nursing degree from Alexandria Technical and Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of MN – Morris. While attending college, she lived in the Glenwood area. After graduation, she and her husband decided to make it their home. They enjoy the area for its beauty and recreational opportunities, as well as the welcoming feel of the community.
For 15 years, Quinn has been honored to work as an RN at Glacial Ridge Hospital and was the Emergency Department Nurse Manager for the last five years. Inspired by exceptional doctors and advanced practice providers she worked with in the ER, Quinn obtained her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
She felt compelled to focus her career on serving rural communities from which her healthcare foundation was built. Upon becoming a physician assistant, Quinn transitioned from an RN to a medical staff member at GRHS in September 2021. She acknowledges the unique culture at GRHS that begins with the friendly atmosphere she feels the moment she walks in the door. It’s a place where her co-workers are like family, and taking care of patients is their top priority. She feels blessed to be able to care for members of the community where she lives.
Quinn’s special medical interests are rural emergency medicine, critical care, orthopedics, and bedside ultrasound to aid in patient assessment and diagnosis. As a physician assistant, Quinn feels her role is to provide the patient with the knowledge and understanding of their disease or condition so they can make informed decisions regarding their care.
She and her husband, Ben, have two sons who keep them busy with sports and activities. As a family, they have fun playing sports, camping, boating, traveling, snowmobiling, and watching dirt track races. Quinn also enjoys long-distance running.