This is National Nurse Practitioner Week, and we’re celebrating some
of the most important members of Good Samaritan’s health care team.
With their advanced training, NPs provide medical expertise and greater
access to health care for many patients in our community.
The first NP program was established 50 years ago at the University of
Colorado. Today, more than 205,000 NPs are licensed to practice in the
United States. They provide primary, acute and specialty health care services
in venues ranging from neighborhood clinics to physician offices to full-service
hospitals such as Good Samaritan.
“Nurse practitioners are key to our ability to deliver on our mission,
which is to provide excellent health care and to promote wellness and
healing through trusting relationships,” said Rob McLin, President
and CEO at Good Samaritan. “They are vital to our Primary Care and
Convenient Care Clinic operations and provide excellent care to other
departments as well.”
Good Samaritan thanks all of our nurse practitioners for their dedication
to high-quality medical treatment and patient care. We wouldn’t
be the regional center of excellence in health and wellness without them.