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MSK Receives Employer of Excellence Award from the American Academy of PAs

05/21/2019 Admin Advanced Practice Providers, Awards

MSK is proud to share that we have received an Employer of Excellence Award at the 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants conference.

The American Academy of PAs’ (AAPA) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) announced the winners of the Employer of Excellence (EOE) Awards during the AAPA Conference 2019 in Denver.


The award program is designed to showcase organizations that have created and maintained an environment in which PAs (physician assistants) can provide the very best care for their patients and are afforded opportunities for professional growth and leadership. The program is the first and only PA-specific award program available to organizations.

Heather Hylton, Director of MSK's Advanced Practice Providers, accepted the award on our behalf.

"This is a wonderful honor for us at MSK, and we are proud of the work our talented Advanced Practice Providers do each and every day to make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer." 

The PA profession is one of the fastest growing in the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the profession will increase 37 percent from 2016 to 2026, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. Currently, there are more than 131,500 PAs practicing in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories.

To determine the criteria for recognition, CHLM partnered with HealthStream to gain an understanding of what PAs value in their place of employment. Based on the survey findings, criteria for the EOE Awards focuses on the following five key drivers:

  • Establishing a positive and supportive PA work environment.
  • Providing opportunities for PAs to provide meaningful input that leads to positive organizational change.
  • Keeping PAs informed about organizational activity and decisions.
  • Involving PAs in leadership efforts to improve the quality of patient care.
  • Creating processes for effective conflict management.

Congratulations to all of the MSK Advanced Practice Providers.

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