• Rome Memorial Hospital celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 11-17, to acknowledge the important role that nurse practitioners play in providing quality health care for our community.

    “Whether within the hospital, skilled nursing facility or in our numerous primary and specialty care practices and outpatient centers, our nurse practitioners are a vital part of the compassionate, connected care provided by Rome Memorial Hospital,” said Andrew Bushnell, MD, MBA, vice president/chief medical officer. “Increasingly nurse practitioners are becoming more important than ever to ensure access to care for patients in our community, especially in primary care.”

    “Patients have come to appreciate the unique approach to health care that nurse practitioners offer due to years of nursing care experience in addition to their advanced training,” said Durinda Durr, MS, RN, vice president of clinical services.

    In the United States, there are approximately 248,000 practicing Nurse Practitioners, with an additional 23,000 graduating each year. Nurse Practitioners can prescribe medication, examine patients, diagnose illness and provide treatment.

    Nurse Practitioners care for patients within multiple settings in the hospital including employees health, the skilled nursing facility and many of the affiliated outpatient practices and centers, including:
    • Prenatal Care Clinic, 155 W. Dominick St., Rome
    • All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7900 Turin Road, Rome
    • Rome Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, 1614 N. James St., Rome
    • Community Recover Center, 264 W. Dominick St., Rome
    • Regional Center for Wound Care, 267 Hill Road, Rome
    • Rome Medical Group, 1801 Black River Blvd., Rome
    • Delta Medical, 1819 Black River Blvd., Rome
    • Boonville Family Care, 13407 State Route 12, Boonville
    • Camden Family Care, 5 Masonic Ave., Camden
    • Physician’s Urgent Care, 91 Perimeter Road, Rome

    Rome Memorial Hospital recognizes that having choices about health care providers is very important. Providing the option of highly skilled and experienced nurse practitioners is a patient care option that the hospital is proud to provide.