Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, fills newly created role of Associate Director of Clinical Integration
Hanover, MD – January 3, 2018 – Adfinitas Health, the largest private hospitalist and post-acute group in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced the appointment of Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, as the new Associate Director of Clinical Integration. Cardin joins at an important time as a senior executive, as the company looks to continue its successful growth, grounded in its core model of training and using advanced practice practitioner (APP) to the top of their license.
“Tracy has distinguished herself in the field of hospital medicine. She stands apart as a top notch acute care practitioner with over 20 years of clinical experience, and as one of the early leaders in the field of hospital medicine. She’s a great spokesperson for the specialty as a whole, but has been particularly instrumental in raising awareness about the significant contributions that nurse practitioners and physician assistants have made in the delivery of patient-centered care,“ says Douglas Mitchell, MD, co-founder and CEO of Adfinitas Health.
In her two decades of work as an acute care nurse practitioner in private medical practice and more recently with the University of Chicago as the director of NP/PA services, Cardin has brought an undeniable passion and an unwavering commitment to her work. She is a senior fellow and active member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), and a regular contributor to industry publications, including her own blog with SHM’s The Hospital Leader. Cardin is a sought-after speaker and consultant, lending her expertise in APP training/onboarding, change management, productivity, and incentives.
“I am very excited to officially begin my new role at Adfinitas Health. The leadership team understands the importance and value of the Advance Practice Provider (APP) community and I knew there was no better company to join if I wanted to continue my work advocating and promoting APPs within the hospital medicine community.”
Cardin’s work at Adfinitas will be focused on continued development of the company’s formal training and onboarding program for APPs and optimizing the delivery of patient care through cost-effective strategies and redesigned care models.
“Tracy is a highly respected colleague and friend. She was the first NP/PA member of SHM’s Board and has helped us tremendously in advancing the field of hospital medicine in important ways. I know she’ll do great work at Adfinitas,” says Laurence Wellkinson, MD, MHM, chief executive officer for the Society of Hospital Medicine.