NP Week: Saluting the Heart of Our Healthcare

As the nation marks the 2023 National Nurse Practitioner Week from Nov. 12-18, Healthy Connections proudly shines a spotlight on the exceptional contributions of our Family Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.

Established in 1965 by Drs. Loretta Ford and Henry Silver, the nurse practitioner (NP) profession has grown into a community of over 355,000 dedicated professionals, and we are immensely grateful for the vital role they play in our healthcare system.

At Healthy Connections, where our philosophy is grounded in Community, Compassion, and Excellence, our NPs are at the forefront of delivering high-quality, cost-effective care. They blend clinical expertise with a commitment to disease prevention, offering a comprehensive perspective that addresses the nation’s healthcare challenges. In over 1 billion visits annually nationwide, NPs provide primary, acute, specialty, and long-term care across diverse healthcare settings.

We invite you to explore the complete list of our exceptional providers, including our Family Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, at Healthy Connections Providers. Each name on that list represents a commitment to excellence and compassionate care.

As we celebrate NP Week, Healthy Connections extends sincere appreciation to our NPs for embodying the spirit of our Community Health Network each and every day.

“Our Family Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners exemplify the heart of our healthcare mission,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, Inc. “Their dedication is a testament to the quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services we provide.”

Patients seeking information or appointments with our exceptional NPs can call 888-710-8220 or visit our website at

Join us in honoring the remarkable contributions of our NPs during this National Nurse Practitioner Week, as we continue our 25th-anniversary journey of caring for our communities with excellence.