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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has made a “founder’s gift” of $100,000 to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation to help further nurse practitioner education by supporting the Foundation’s Scholarship and Grant Fund.
As leaders in primary and acute care, the 140,000 NPs in the United States play a vital role in the healthcare system and are a key component of the solution for increasing the public’s access to high-quality, affordable care post-reform.
“Since its inception, Take Care has been committed to advancing the visibility and role of nurse practitioners, serving as a strong advocate for the profession and an employer of choice,” stated Sandy Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. “We are longtime supporters of the AANP and the Foundation. Our shared vision and collaborative efforts have benefitted nurse practitioners nationwide, and more importantly, the patients we serve. We’re proud to be the organization’s lead benefactor.”
The growing national shortage of primary care providers, in addition to the increasing number of aging baby boomers, is placing a high demand on medical care.
“Support for this fund helps make quality healthcare delivery a possibility for millions of Americans,” added Kay Todd, AANP executive director.