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Physician Assistant Profession Celebrates 50 Years

On October 6, the physician assistant (PA) profession celebrated its 50th birthday. It’s hard to believe that what is now a well-established, 120,000-person strong medical profession originally began as a pilot program at Duke University with just four students, who graduated on October 6, 1967. The original goal of the new program was to expand a physician’s […]

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Three Named Health Care Heroes by TBJ

WakeMed’s Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, Ed Keating, BSN, RN, and Brian Klausner, MD, won Triangle Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes awards. They are among 19 honorees recognized as leaders in their field who have made significant contributions to health care. Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN Thanks to Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, patients who have […]

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