2017 Woman of Achievement Nominee
Liz Glastetter is the Service Line Director for Maternal and Child Health Services at Saint
Francis Healthcare System. Her career has presented her with the privilege of caring for women
during one of the most memorable times in their lives– the birth of their babies. According to
Glastetter, “Listening and understanding to what others are going through helps us as caregivers
provide the right resources to our patients who are going to be caring for their new little ones.”
Glastetter earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State
University in 2012 and her Master’s in Business Administration from William Woods University
In her current position, Glastetter oversees a full continuum of services, including an
obstetrics/gynecology practice (Cape Care for Women); high risk pregnancy care offered by
Cape Maternal & Fetal Medicine; labor & delivery; and the newborn nursery in the Family
BirthPlace; Inpatient Pediatrics, and specialized neonatal care for premature and critically ill
newborns in the region’s first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as follow-up
pediatric care provided those infants through the Children’s Center.
Glastetter’s goal is to empower women from all walks of life by encouraging them to reach for
their goals. Excessive pressure on women and stigmas attached to what a good mother should be
are two things that concern Glastetter about the status of women today. She believes social media
and society dictate unrealistic notions of what a mother is, regardless of their career choice.
“It is very easy to get caught up in the social media definition of what being a “good mother”
means,” explained Glastetter. “If we all take a step back and use our positions in life to hold
each other up, the future of women would become much brighter.”
At home Glastetter and her husband Jason keep busy raising their three sons – aged 6, 5 and 2.