PARIS -- During National Nurse Practitioner Week from Nov. 12-18, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center recognizes the valuable service that its nurse practitioners (NPs) provide to the community as the profession celebrates more than 50 years.
NPs at PCH/FMC are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. PCH/FMC has 11 NPs practicing at various locations:
- Casey Anderson, FNP-C, family medicine at Oakland Family Medical Center.
- Susan Arp, FNP-C, nursing home care in Paris, Chrisman, and Newman.
- Ann Bogue, FNP-C, nursing home care in Paris, Chrisman, and Newman.
- Debbie Griffin, FNP-C, CDE, family medicine at Paris Family Medical Center.
- Angela Hamilton, FNP-C, orthopedics and dermatology at Paris Family Medical Center.
- Danielle Ireland, FNP-C, family medicine at Chrisman Family Medical Center.
- Sneha Patel, FNP-BC, EZ Care walk-in clinic and nursing home care.
- Sara Spesard, FNP-C, PCH/FMC Occupational Health Clinic.
- Tiffany Turner, FNP-C, PCH/FMC Occupational Health Clinic, where she also serves as department manager.
- Samantha Volstorf, FNP-BC, EZ Care walk-in clinic.
- Crystal White, FNP-C, family medicine and the Medical Weight Loss Clinic at Paris Family Medical Center.
NPs have graduate level, advanced education and clinical training beyond their registered nurse preparation. An NP practice offers a unique combination of nursing and healthcare service to patients. Focusing not only on diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illnesses, NPs integrate health promotion, disease prevention, counseling, and patient education to help patients understand their complete health picture.
The workforce of nurse practitioners is growing. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, there are approximately 234,000 NPs nationwide with 23,000 new NP students graduating each year.