Troy Mayor Jason Reeves met with Troy Regional leadership today to recognize Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) and the health care they provide. Mayor Reeves issued a proclamation for National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week, acknowledging NPs’ work to expand health care access in underserved communities, promote health equity in care and improve health outcomes for all.
According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®, there are more than 355,000 licensed NPs in the United States who diagnose, manage and treat their patients’ chronic and acute health conditions.
Rick Smith, Troy Regional CEO, said these professionals play a significant role at Troy Regional in the hospital and the clinics. “These advanced practice providers help in many areas of our organization including the Emergency Department, the Operating Room, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Wound Care and Primary Care clinics. With the shortage of physicians nationwide, nurse practitioners play a vital role, particularly in rural areas.”
Association statistics show that more than 1 billion visits to NPs across the country are made annually, providing evidence of the confidence patients have in NP-delivered health care.
Smith said patients of Troy Regional have shown tremendous confidence in the NPs there, and the organization regularly receives praise for the care they provide. “We are grateful for the commitment each one of our nurse practitioners has to be the very best provider he or she can be.”
Smith said in addition to the professionals at Troy Regional, there are many excellent providers throughout the community with this advanced designation.