MCHD and Family Health recognize their Nurse Practitioners

November 14, 2022

MCHD and Family Health recognize their Nurse Practitioners

MOBILE, Ala. — As the demand for quality health care continues to increase, nurse practitioners (NPs) are rising to meet the needs of patients. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NPs have been on the front lines of health care delivery, ensuring patients have access to lifesaving vaccinations, as well as primary, acute, long-term and specialty care.

To honor their many contributions to the health of communities nationwide, the Mobile County Health Department and Family Health – its primary care division — are recognizing the critical role of NPs as part of the annual National Nurse Practitioner Week celebration.

NP Week recognizes the positive impact NPs make in the lives of patients through more than 1 billion annual visits. More than 355,000 NPs are increasing access to equitable, person-centered, high-quality health care.

“NPs prioritize the needs of patients and improve the health of their communities,” said April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. “Since the nurse practitioner role began more than 50 years ago, NPs have risen to meet each challenge, worked to eliminate health care disparities and strengthened our nation’s ability to ensure patients have equitable access to high-quality care.”

Members of the MCHD/Family Health team being recognized for their contributions are:

Jolanda Amey, FNP-C
Maria Beck, CRNP
Shayria Catlin, DNP
Jessica Clarke, CRNP
Seth Davis, CRNP
Ashlee Fountain-Jones, CRNP, NP-C
Charlotte Gamble, NP-C
Misty Guy, CRNP
Edna Harris, CRNP
Jeri Jones, FNP

Thaila Keodouangdy, CRNP
Raquel King, CRNP
Anita LeBatard, CRNP
Laura Minus, CRNP
Hoai-Linh Nguyen, FNP-C
Cindy Norman, CRNP
Barbara Swartz, FNP
Bethany Vickrey, CRNP
Mason Wade, CRNP
Laura Jane Wolf, CRNP