The Missouri Nurses Association, the state’s leading industry organization, recently held its annual Teamwork Summit, reports the Southeast Missourian, a news source based out of Cape Girardeau. On June 28, more than 230 nurses – including nurse practitioners, nursing administrators and certified nurse midwives – flocked to the meeting at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia.
This year’s summit was titled Leading Change: Advancing Health in Missouri, and focused on the development of initiatives that will improve the quality of healthcare in the Midwestern state. The nurses in attendance were split into breakout groups, with each team assigned a different topic. The main issues discussed by participants in the summit were improving education programs, increasing leadership opportunities, advancing nursing practice and creating a better workplace environment.
According to the news source, several important medical professionals from the Cape Girardeau area were involved in this year’s summit, including Angela Selzer, the lead nurse practitioner in Southwest Hospital’s Emergency Services, and Tonya Buttry, a highly lauded nurse administrator at a local university.