Nurse Practitioner Receives National Award

Tina Bettin, APNP

(Pictured left to right is: Jeanette Kalupa, DNP, FNP, Wisconsin AANP Representative; Tina Bettin DNP, FNP-BC, award winner; Angela Golden, RN, FNP, President of AANP)

Tina Bettin of ThedaCare Physicians-Manawa Earns Honor

Tina Bettin, a nurse practitioner at ThedaCare Physicians-Manawa, received the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2013 State Award of Excellence at a recent national convention.

The State Award of Excellence was established in 1991 and recognizes a nurse practitioner in each state that demonstrates excellence in their daily practice.

Bettin, who lives in Marion, has been a nurse practitioner for 25 years. She received her doctorate in nursing from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has been certified in family practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 1988.

Bettin is also entering her second term as president of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Forum of the Wisconsin Nurses Association. She is also active in state and regional nursing organizations.

ThedaCare™ Physicians includes more than 120 employed physicians at 23 locations throughout the region and includes specialists in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and general surgery. According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, ThedaCare Physicians is a leader in offering same-day access at many of its locations, including lab results and a plan of care before the patient leaves that appointment. ThedaCare Physicians is also the leader in implementing an electronic medical records system, including a patient portal called MyThedaCare that allows patients to access to their medical information, make appointments, refill prescriptions, and consult their physician appointment from their home computer. Two FastCare locations in the Fox Cities serve many immediate needs of patients.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.