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NEW YORK Retail Clinician, in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association, is putting out a call for entries for the third annual Clinician Awards for Retail Excellence, which recognize outstanding achievements in patient care among nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Last year, C.A.R.E. awards recognized the achievements of Sharon Kulzick of Aurora Quickcare; Marilyn Brown of MinuteClinic; and Albertina De La Osa of Take Care Health Systems with the Unsung Heroes Award. Linda Ritchie and Diana Adams of Take Care Health Systems were honored with the Unsung Heroes-Collaboration Award, and Suzanne Oliver with the Unsung Heroes-Holistic Care Award. In addition, Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the Convenient Care Association, was recognized for her leadership in the convenient care setting, and Mona Counts of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners was recognized for a life’s worth of dedication to health care.
This year, three NPs/PAs will be recognized for going above and beyond in the care of their patients. In addition, there will be a C.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement Award and a C.A.R.E. Executive-of-the-Year Award, recognizing the contributions made to the industry by a headquarter-level executive.
The only criteria are that the nominee must work for a convenient care clinic or an employer-based health center/clinic and, of course, deliver outstanding service and care to his/her patients. Winners will be selected by the Retail Clinician editorial board of advisers and the CCA.
Nominations are open through June 30. To nominate an NP/PA, e-mail Rob Eder at firstname.lastname@example.org about how the individual has demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional patient care (no more than 200 words please), or mail your nomination to Rob Eder, editor-in-chief of Drug Store News, 425 Park Ave., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022.