This week, October 11-15, marked the inaugural National Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Week. With over 85 organizations and 46,000 APPs registered, this celebration aims to combine Physician Assistant Week, Nurse Practitioner Week and Clinical Nurse Specialist Week to highlight the importance of a unified model for advanced practice.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the APPs in the Department of Medicine. We have over 150 APPs who span many divisions at both JHH and Bayview, cover inpatient and outpatient services and provide the highest-quality care to our patients. They make significant contributions to clinical care, education, research, quality and safety improvement and patient satisfaction on a daily basis.
We hope all of our physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists had an opportunity to visit one of our meet and greet locations today to chat with colleagues and pick up goody bags as a small token of the immense gratitude we feel for the work they do for our department and our patients.