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This month, The Hospitalist spotlights Meredith K. Wold, PA-C, APC supervisor, Hospital Medicine and Critical Care, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., and adjunct faculty, Augsburg University Physician Assistant Program. Ms. Wold is a long-time member of SHM and the recipient of this year’s Clinical Excellence Award for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
How did you first hear of SHM and why did you decide to become a member?
I’ve always recognized the importance of engaging in a community beyond my daily practice. Shortly after starting my career in hospital medicine, I quickly recognized this was a belief shared and cultivated by my hospital medicine group as well. Our HM group at HealthPartners has a long history of SHM participation. As our advanced practice clinician (APC) group grew, I knew engagement at the national level was critical to ensure that our ongoing evolution was supported, sustained, and shared.
What does it mean to you to receive SHM’s Clinical Excellence Award for nurse practitioners and physician assistants?
Being awarded theis remarkable. I work alongside really, really amazing people, and every day I strive toward the exceptionally high bar they set. I’m passionate and committed to hospital medicine, and I’m so very grateful this is appreciated.