Wendy Fletcher, DNP, APRN, was recently recognized as one of America's top nurse practitioners for 2018 by the Point of Care Network. She received multiple nominations during the national American Association of Nurse Practitioners conference last summer in Denver, Colorado for her clinical and legislative work to advance the practice of advanced practice providers in the state.
“I was not at the conference, and the nomination was a total surprise to me,” Fletcher said. “When I saw the other winners, I was completely honored to be named amongst them, particularly Wendy Wright and Mimi Secor, both of whom are nationally recognized NP educators, speakers, and clinicians ... I consider them both to be mentors not only to me but our entire profession.”
Fletcher joined St. Claire HealthCare in August 2017. In addition to seeing patients at St. Claire Family Medicine - Morehead, North, she serves as Clinical Director of Advanced Practice. In this role, she provides expertise and consulting services to improve the care provided by advanced practice providers, focusing on APRNs and PA-Cs.
"Wendy has been critical to the success of developing dashboards for all St. Claire providers, increasing awareness of current preventative services being offered and those being completed by our providers, as well as outcome measures regarding medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes," said Cheryl McClain, MD, ACMO for Primary Care, Behavioral Medicine, Hospice, and Palliative Medicine. "She has been instrumental in implementing processes to help SCH impact our region's opioid crisis, such as individual provider data compilation and analysis relating to our providers' current practice of writing controlled substances. Wendy also helps to coordinate efforts in SCH's Controlled Substance Stewardship Committee. She also has worked tirelessly with the informatics team to improve the workflow in our recently implemented "ONE" Integrated Electronic Health Record."
In addition to the honor of being nominated and selected, Fletcher will also be placed on the Expert Advisory Board for the Point of Care Network—the largest online community of NPs and PAs in America.