Women’s Health Center

Healthcare providers at Winona Health are devoted to helping you maintain or improve your health and well-being. Your needs may change depending on your age and stage of life. Whether you are expecting a baby, need a physical exam, have questions about birth control options, or need to be seen for a gynecologic condition, we are here for you. Physicians, nurses, certified nurse practitioners and a certified nurse midwife make up a healthcare team devoted to helping women lead healthier lives.

  • Medical and Surgical Gynecology Services
  • Comprehensive Well Women Health Care
  • STD Screening
  • Temporary or Permanent Contraception Options
  • Prenatal Care and Educational Programs
  • Midwifery Care
  • Midlife and Menopausal Care Management
  • Infertility Evaluation and Treatment

The Center for Women’s Health has a 3D ultrasound machine for prenatal patients. As a special keepsake, each patient will then receive a CD of still photos taken between ten and twenty weeks of pregnancy. Contrary to most institutions where the provider who delivers your baby is the provider on call, most of the time the prenatal care provider you see at Winona Health will be the same one to deliver your baby. We are committed to providing continuity of care whenever possible.

Family Birth Center

Women’s Health Center Providers:

Birdsall_small_RGBScott Birdsall, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cooley_small_RGBSuzanne Cooley, CNM
Richards_small_RGB2Melissa Lonning-Richards, MD 
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Shelton_small_RGBTroy Shelton, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Suffrins_small_RGBTara Suffrins, CNP
Women’s Health
Thuener_small_RGBJennifer Thuener, MD
Women’s Health


For more information or to make an appointment:

Women’s Health Center
Winona Health, Clinic 3rd floor
859 Mankato Avenue
Winona, MN 55987
7:45 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday
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