Congratulations to Elaine Engelsman, DNP, Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Elaine Engelsman, DNP, named as Nurse Practitioner of the Year by Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Elaine Engelsman, DNP, was honored as Michigan’s Council of Nurse Practitioners’ 2019 Nurse Practitioner of the Year during a recent conference. Engelsman helped found and helps run the Hepatitis C Clinic at Mercy Health Muskegon. 

Below is an excerpt from her nomination form:

“Elaine Engelsman, DNP, is an excellent example of a nurse practitioner making an impact on a community.

“While completing her Doctorate of Nurse Practice at Grand Valley State University, Elaine demonstrated innovation by opening Michigan’s first dedicated, community-based Hepatitis C Clinic in Muskegon, Michigan.

“Run as a nurse practitioner-led clinic, Elaine consults with a prominent Infectious Disease physician to provide evidence-based, high quality, accessible care to produce outstanding patient outcomes.

“The Hepatitis C clinic’s efforts have resulted in 600 patients being cured in West Michigan in its first seven years, with a cure rate of 37%. This far exceeds the national average cure rate of only nine percent.”

For more information on Engelsman’s work at the clinic, please visit the Hepatitis C clinic website>>

 

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