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Faculty and Alumna Receives Inaugural State Award

Assistant Professor Catherine Grant (MSN ’88) has been named the first recipient of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners’ Dr. Mona Counts Award.

The award is named in memory of Counts, who started one of the first nurse practitioner-run rural practices in the United States; this practice served the general health care health care needs of more than 5,000 Appalachian residents in southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Grant is the owner of Associates in Family Health Care. Based in Slickville, Pa., this clinic was the first in Pennsylvania to be owned and operated by a nurse practitioner. Her practice provides health care services from birth to geriatrics, including acute and chronic care management; screenings and preventative services such as immunizations, Pap smears, and gynecologic health; and home visits for patients who are unable to make it into the clinic.

Grant is a previous recipient of Pittsburgh Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing recognition for her work in the community.