Stacy Henley is a certified family nurse practitioner on our Clinical Decision Unit.
She grew up in Casper and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 2004. Her father, Glen Legler, was the athletic director of Natrona County High School for many years and her mother, Patti Legler, was a nurse for more than 30 years. It was her mother who gave her an interest in medicine.
“As I grew up, I wanted to be able to take care of my family, which pushed me into studying nursing,” she said. “I always imagined that someday I would advance my degree. My father passed away in 2011 which was an abrupt reminder that life is short. Sometime after that I began classes to achieve a nurse practitioner degree.”
Henley worked as a certified nursing assistant through nursing school. She worked as a nurse on Wyoming Medical Center’s cardiac floor and in the intensive care unit for several years.
The Clinical Decision Unit acts as go-between from the Emergency Room to either being released or admitted to the hospital. It is for patients who have not yet been admitted, but require testing and/or observation for not longer than 24 hours. The goals of the CDU are to improve patient outcomes while reducing costs through unnecessary admissions.
Henley and her husband recently added a baby boy to their family.