Healthy Connections joins its Community Health Network communities in honoring the critical role of Nurse Practitioners, who are championing the health of our patients, as part of this year’s annual recognition of National Nurse Practitioner week (NP Week).

This year’s NP Week theme 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 Nightengale’s birth.

Healthy Connections utilizes Nurse Practitioners at all of our clinics. They assess patients, order and interpret tests, make diagnoses, and provide treatment — including prescribing medications. Across the state and nation, NPs practice in clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, nursing homes, and private practices across the country.

Nurse practitioners blend 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.

Healthy Connections joins the AANP and many others grateful across our communities in recognizing nurse practitioners for their leadership, putting the health of patients ahead of their own. This National Nurse Practitioner Week, we salute you.

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