Celebrating National Physician Assistant Week 2012
October 10, 2012
Join the Celebration! Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, celebrates National Physician Assistant Week October 6-12. Please join us in celebrating all that our Physician Assistants do to provide quality care to our patients.
National Physician Assistant Week will have added significance this year as PAs celebrate 45 years of the physician assistant profession. On October 6, 1967, the first physician assistants graduated from Duke University. Today, more than 74,000 PAs are providing essential medical and surgical services to people throughout the United States and internationally.
Physician assistants are licensed health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, order and interpret tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, counsel on preventive health care, prescribe medications, and assist in surgery.
We are pleased and proud to celebrate the caring, compassionate and high quality care our Physician Assistants provide to our patients.