American Advanced Practice Network Names Melissa Magstadt President

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The Board of Directors of American Advanced Practice Network (American-APN) has named Melissa Magstadt, MS, MBA, APRN as President. She succeeds Kate Fiandt, PhD, APRN-NP, FAANP, FAAN, who now serves as Board Advisor (Emeritus).

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The Board of Directors of American Advanced Practice Network (American-APN) has named Melissa Magstadt, MS, MBA, APRN as President. She succeeds Kate Fiandt, PhD, APRN-NP, FAANP, FAAN, who now serves as Board Advisor (Emeritus).

“I’m excited and honored to lead American-APN. This unique national organization of ‘Nurse Practitioners for Nurse Practitioners’ has amazing potential to help improve the way care is delivered in the country. It also provides an opportunity for Nurse Practitioners to practice at the top of their license and fill the primary care gap, particularly in underserved areas of the United States,” Magstadt explains. She continues, “American-APN is a unifying network and provides clinical guidance for independent practice. With American-APN’s business-side partner, CareSpan Integrated Networks, and its cloud-based CareSpan Clinic digital care platform and suite of business services, we are able to effectively support Nurse Practitioners so that they can focus on caring for patients.”

“We thank Kate for her leadership and expertise during the formative first year of American-APN, and are fortunate to have someone of Melissa’s stature, track record and capabilities to be American-APN’s new leader,” says JoEllen Koerner, American-APN board member and Chief Nursing Officer at CareSpan. “Her experience is critical to provide continued leadership to successfully build American-APN. Melissa’s years in the South Dakota legislature provide her a clear understanding of how Nurse Practitioners can benefit society and their patients by being legally empowered to practice to the fullest extent of their training and experience. As a member of the American-APN Board of Directors for the last year, Melissa has been influential in bringing our vision to fruition.”

About American Advanced Practice Network
American-APN is the first professional “group practice without walls” that brings highly qualified nurse practitioners to those in need of health care under a collaborative care system that uses cutting-edge digital technologies. American-APN was created for and by Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. It is owned and operated exclusively by its nurse practitioner membership with its own executive leadership and Board of Directors. Members of the network enjoy extensive economic, professional and personal benefits due to the collaborative care opportunities and economies of scale that American-APN provides. For further information please visit: http://www.americanapn.com.

About CareSpan Integrated Networks
CareSpan Integrated Networks (CSIN) is a subsidiary of CareSpan Holdings, Inc. CSIN has created a business support infrastructure for its professional network partners and is the first to deploy a comprehensive, integrated digital healthcare “Clinic-in-the-Cloud” creating unfettered access to care for the underserved and with an emphasis on the care of chronic illness. CSIN integrates technology for remote monitoring, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, care collaboration and coordination, and analytics, while creating high levels of patient engagement. CareSpan is dedicated to the future of integrated digital care, using sophisticated digital diagnostic and clinical decision support tools in collaboration with primary, specialty and mental health providers to drive better outcomes with a patient-centered approach. For further information please visit: http://www.carespanhealth.com.

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