| Posted On May 06, 2014 | By:

2014 National Nurses Week

The 2014 National Nurses Week theme is “Transforming Health Care through Nursing Leadership,” and this theme is clearly evident in the outstanding contributions and achievements of our more than 500 extraordinary nurses at Harvard Vanguard.  Our nurses are leaders in embracing new technologies, innovative care delivery processes or more efficient ways to better meet the complex and diverse needs of our patients and families. Nurses are partnering with their colleagues to deliver patient-centered,

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| Posted On May 11, 2012 | By:

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is a time to celebrate and thank all of our nursing colleagues for their dedication. We recognize the significant contributions nurses make in keeping our patients healthy.

Nurses play a critical role in improving patient outcomes, coordinating care and decreasing costs. The Affordable Care Act and the Institute of Medicine’s “Future of Nursing” Report have placed nurses in the center of health care transformation, strengthening prevention and wellness efforts which are reflected in our work at Harvard Vanguard.

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2012 | By:

By the Letters: MDs, NPs, and PAs

Has this ever happened to you:  you call the doctor’s office to make an appointment with your physician, but he or she is not available; instead, you’re offered an appointment with a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant.  “What’s the difference?” you ask.  “Can a nurse practitioner or physician assistant take care of me as effectively as my doctor?” 

For many people, the answer is “yes.”  At Harvard Vanguard, these providers are a vital part of our team-based approach to care,

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