Your Partner in Health - The Nurse Practitioner

November 11, 2016

The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) will be showcased Nov. 13 - 19, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number approximately 222,000 strong with an additional 20,000 NP students graduating each year.

 “I want to thank all of the nurse practitioners on the Haywood Regional Medical Center team. They provide such compassionate, high quality healthcare to our community. NPs are quickly becoming the health partner of choice for millions of people. We are grateful to have them,” Susan Mahoney, RN MSN CPPS CNO at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

Events held in communities around the country will acquaint local citizens with the role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, personalized health care and will highlight the value of choosing an NP of your own. NP practice offers a unique combination of nursing and health care service to patients. Focusing not only on diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illnesses, NPs integrate health promotion, disease prevention, counseling and patient education to help patients understand their complete health picture.

Haywood Regional Medical Center wants to thank the following valued NPs:

  • Paul Albert, ANP - Western Carolina Cardiology
  • Brittany Ellenburg, FNP - Wound Care and Vein Center
  • Lori Green, FNP - 21st Century Oncology
  • Megan Hartley, FNP - Mountain Medical Associates
  • Julie Holley, FNP - Urgent Care
  • Sarah Mannle, FNP - Emergency Room
  • Ann McDonald, FNP - Urgent Care
  • Rita Moss, FNP - Urgent Care
  • Danielle Snider, FNP - Urgent Care/Occupational Health
  • Laurie Toman, FNP - Emergency Room
  • Beth Wyatt, FNP - Hospice & Palliative Care

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of more than 222,000 NPs, including approximately 70,000 individual members and 200 organizations. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. For more information, visit To locate an NP in your community, go to

Haywood Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality care possible, along with the expertise and leading edge technology you expect at larger hospitals, all conveniently close to home. We are supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals.