Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center joined in on their 'National Nurse Practitioner Week' to celebrate over 50 years
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:31 am

Nurse practitioners in the top row are Martha Cole, Christine Couperus, Rita Crowley, and Nikita Goliber; second row, Hillary Heaton, Kenneth Hilborne, Jessicalee Hollis, and Angela Johnson; front row, Shivangi Modi, Katherine Richey, Stacey Ryan, Crystal Simmons, and Ryan Young.

OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center joins in National Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 12-18, to celebrate more than 50 years of practice.

The week brings visibility to the role of the nurse practitioner to help consumers make choices when selecting healthcare providers

In the United States, this group of healthcare professionals numbers approximately 234,000 with an additional 23,000 nurse practitioner students graduating each year.

Nurse practitioners integrate health promotion, disease prevention, counseling and patient education. Claxton-Hepburn has 13 nurse practitioners on staff.