Paulette Gleason, ARNP joined the Medical Staff at Pocahontas & Manson UnityPoint and Pocahontas Community Hospital in November of 2017. For the past 24 years, Paulette has spent time as a nurse in nearly every department at Trinity in Fort Dodge from medical to surgical to the cath lab and for the past eight years, Paulette has been a critical care nurse. Gleason is a native of Manson and is very eager to return to her home community and serve the people of Manson. While she will spend most of her time in the Manson clinic, Paulette will practice in Pocahontas each Wednesday. Gleason is a mother of four and a grandmother of eight who lives a healthy lifestyle. She is an avid runner and swimmer.
Sara Thorkildsen, FNP, joined the Medical Staff at Pocahontas & Manson UnityPoint and Pocahontas Community Hospital in February of 2018. Sara is a Manson native who previously worked in urgent care in Fort Dodge. She is enjoying taking care of the people she knows being back to her hometown and the surrounding areas. Sara worked as a CNA at the Manson Good Samaritan Center after a class at MNW sparked her interest. She obtained her LPN and RN from Iowa Central Community College. Sara then decided she wanted some adventure in her life so she signed up with the US Navy as a nurse at age 22. She then learned Spanish and Russian. She headed out to Bethesda, MD and the Walter Reed Military Medical Center as a member of the Nurse Corps, working deliveries there. She also treated some of the nation’s top military brass and elected officials while there. After 8 years and 1 month of active duty, Sara decided to come back home. In 2014, Thorkildsen returned to the family farm where she was raised outside of Manson. She then earned her degree as certified family nurse practitioner from Frontier Nursing University - one of the nation’s top family medicine schools. Sara has three elementary age sons and serves as the Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 95 in Manson. Sara is at the Pocahontas UnityPoint Clinic on Mondays, Wednesday afternoons and Thursdays and at the Manson UnityPoint Clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings and Fridays.