Meet Joan Delahanty, NP

Joan Delahanty received her undergraduate nursing degree at Saint Anselm College and her graduate degree, with certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, at the University of Washington. She had the honor and privilege of spending twenty years in the United States Navy as a medical/surgical/cardiothoracic intensive care nurse, and then as a pediatric nurse practitioner, caring for children of active duty military.

Joan’s interest in pediatrics blossomed while caring for HIV positive Haitian refugee children, during a deployment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Once children won over her heart, she spent the second half of her Naval career dedicated to reaching out to children and families within the military, teaching classes on parenting, care of the newborn, and affordable nutritional options for young parents. After serving at various Naval and Marine Corps stations across the globe, and choosing to retire from the military, she and her family moved from Seattle to Newburyport in 2006, becoming active members of the local community.

Joan holds a strong belief in taking the time to teach each and every one of her patients and families practical ways of improving their health functionality. She believes that through patient care counseling, we can empower and encourage children and families to be better advocates for themselves and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Joan enjoys spending time with her husband, two teen-aged daughters, and their dog. She also enjoys travel, skiing, hiking, CrossFit exercise, and reading.