Communities nationwide are honoring the critical role of Nurse Practitioners (NPs), who are championing the health of America’s patients, as part of this year’s annual recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week (NP Week), beginning November 8, 2020. The theme for this year’s celebration of NP Week is “NPs Moving Forward: Today. Tomorrow. Together.” The 2020 commemoration occurs as NPs combat COVID-19 and the nursing community celebrates the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
“Patients choose high-quality, NP-provided care in more than a billion visits each year,” said Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP). “As our nation faces the challenges of COVID-19, providing health care access to aging Americans, rising health care costs and the growing burden of chronic disease, NPs bring strength to the health care workforce and maximize our health care system’s potential.”
NPs assess patients, order and interpret tests, make diagnoses, and provide treatment — including prescribing medications. NPs practice in clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, nursing homes, and private practices across the country. As clinicians who blend clinical expertise with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs offer a comprehensive perspective to health care. They are the health care providers of choice for millions of people.
Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber would like to thank all of our NPs for their hard work and commitment to providing quality, patient-centered care!
About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit www.windbercare.org.