Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants are a vital component in UW Health's mission to provide superior health care.
During a recent event organized as an appreciation for the organization's NPs and PAs, Dr. Jeffrey Grossman, chairman and CEO of UW Medical Foundation, honored the evening's guests by saying, "The NPs and PAs in my practice leave me extraordinarily comfortable about the level of care we deliver. You have an attitude and dedication that really is extraordinary and serves our patients really well."
UW Hospital and Clinics president and CEO Donna Katen-Bahensky echoed Dr. Grossman's remarks, saying, "We are at another critical juncture in the reform of health care, and what that means to me is that this is a perfect time for nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to really be the core and center of the new health care organization. We are going to need people who lend continuity of care, communication and outstanding patient education. You bring an expertise that no one else can bring."
We asked some of the NPs and PAs at the appreciation event about their profession and what it's like to work at UW Health.
|PA Kristyn Hare works in the Pain Management program at East Clinic.||PA Lou Falligant from the Family Medicine Clinic in Cottage Grove talks about his first few months on the job.|
|NP "Muggs" Helin practices in the Pediatric Surgery Unit at American Family Children's Hospital.||PA Brian Bruno treats orthopedic patients at Research Park's Sports Medicine Clinic.|