SIHF HEALTHCARE: President & CEO signs Proclamation for National Nurse Practitioners Week 2018
SIHF Healthcare issued the following announcement on Nov. 12.
Proclamation for National Nurse Practitioners Week 2018
Whereas, nurse practitioners (NPs) serve as trusted frontline health care providers for patients in our state and within SIHF Healthcare; and
Whereas, NPs are highly skilled practitioners with advanced education and clinical training building upon their initial registered nurse preparation; and
Whereas, there are more than 248,000 licensed NPs in the United States, including over 13,000 in Illinois, and 35 within SIHF Healthcare, providing primary, acute and specialty care to patients of all ages and walks of life; and
Whereas, in addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention and health education and counseling, guiding patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choices; and
Whereas, the confidence that patients have in NP-delivered health care is evidenced by the more than one billion annual patient visits made to NPs across the country; and
Whereas, more than five decades of research demonstrates the high quality of care provided by NPs; and
Whereas, better utilization of NPs through modernized state laws and improved system policies creates better health through a more accessible, efficient, cost-effective and higher quality health care system; and
Whereas, 22 states and the District of Columbia have implemented Full Practice Authority for NPs, granting patients full and direct access to the outstanding care offered by these health care providers; and
Whereas, leading governmental and policy entities including the National Academy of Medicine, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, National Governors Association and Federal Trade Commission have taken notice of the benefits of nurse practitioner Full Practice Authority and have endorsed such a regulatory model; and
Whereas, SIHF Healthcare is proud to recognize and honor the service of NPs to our patients;
Be It Resolved, therefore, that I, Larry McCulley, president and CEO, SIHF Healthcare, hereby declare November 11 - 17, 2018, as National Nurse Practitioner Week in recognition of the countless contributions NPs have made over the past half century and will continue to make to the health and well-being of patients that we serve.
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