In my position as an area clinic manager, my business travel is typically limited to the area where I manage Target Clinics (in this case the great Twin Cities of Minnesota) but recently I had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas! “Why Vegas?”, you might ask. To attend the annual conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners™ (AANP), of course! The AANP is the largest, full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NP) of all specialties and represents the interests of approximately 155,000 NPs. This conference serves as an opportunity for NPs to build community and share in medical education.
I got to spend my time at the conference doing two of my favorite work things – interacting with amazing medical professionals and talking about Target Clinic. I was part of a team manning a booth to spread the word about Target Clinics to nurse practitioners from across the country. Target currently has clinics in only six states so a lot of NPs were (pleasantly) surprised to see us at the conference.
Turns out Target Clinic and the AANP have a lot in common. The AANP is an advocate for providers of high-quality, cost effective, patient centered healthcare and Target Clinic looks to provide these things to our guests – a perfect match! The providers I met were really excited to learn more about retail healthcare and the services we provide to our Target guests and communities. They were also pretty excited about the healthcare tins of Target facial tissue, bandages, and hand sanitizer we were giving away (I think the bandages most of all since several NPs, like me, had blisters from walking the Vegas strip and dancing!)
Even with the blisters the conference was a huge success. I met some great NPs that I would love to see become Target Clinic team members! It was also great opportunity to share more about retail healthcare and Target Clinics growing presence in this arena. So for all you NP’s out there, keep your eyes peeled- a Target Clinic could be coming to your area soon!
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