The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners has named Christine Kuhni of Milbridge as the winner of this year’s prestigious Nurse Practitioner Advocate State Award for Excellence.
In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was founded to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made significant contributions toward increasing awareness and acceptance of nurse practitioners.
Ms. Kuhni was specifically recognized for her efforts in establishing the Women’s Health Resource Library, where she serves as executive director of the non-profit center. The WHRL’s focus is on wellness and disease prevention with an emphasis on personal responsibility. It’s mission is to promote and advance the health of the individual , the family and the community. In 2009, the WHRL received the Governor’s Exemplary Service Award.
Ms. Kuhni has a practice specializing in women’s health at the Milbridge Medical Center. She will be honored at the national AANP conference held in Phoenix, Arizona this June.
The AANP was founded in 1985 and is the oldest and largest full-service national professional organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. With more than 19,500 individual members and 16 group members, AANP represents the intersests of approximately 90,000 nurse-practitioners around the country. AANP continually advocates for the active role of nurse practitioners as providers of high quality, cost-effective health care.