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Jennifer Orozco, PA-C, DFAAPA

Director, Advanced Practice Providers/Assistant Professor

Rush University Medical Center

Jennifer Orozco has been a practicing physician assistant in vascular surgery for more than 17 years and is the current director of advanced practice providers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In this role, she partners with other executive leaders to provide oversight, utilization and operations of the APP role across the health system. In the past year, Ms. Orozco has been instrumental in leading multiple COVID-19 efforts across the system, including testing strategy and operations and provider redeployment. Prior to this leadership role, she was the founding director of clinical education for the Rush Department of PA Studies and director of PA clinical practice for Medical Affairs, where she helped solidify both the PA program and the APP role at Rush.

Additionally, Ms. Orozco has tremendous experience at the state and national levels regarding the role and utilization of APPs. She is the former president and current legislative co-chair of the Illinois Academy of PAs, an elected member of the American Academy board of directors and an appointed member of Sullivan Cotter’s National Advanced Practice Advisory Council. Her interests and expertise include academic hospital and ambulatory operations, APP leadership and utilization, clinical practice development and assessment, workforce model and service line development, credentialing and privileging, Focused Professional Practice Evaluation and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation competency assessment, education, and provider burnout.

Sessions

Learning Agility: Leveraging APPs to Successfully Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Catherine G. Brown, DNP, FNP-BC, Jennifer Orozco, PA-C, DFAAPA, Melinda Cooling, DNP, APN, NEA-BC, Paul Casey, MD, FACEP, Vicki Tippett, PA-C at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 26th.

Drawing from a comprehensive white paper co-authored by APP leaders across the country and building on content from two prior national webinars, this panel will highlight lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic that can be applied to future crisis responses. This reflection aims to highlight the contributions and responses of APPs as well as showcase…