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NEW YORK, NY, September 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Caitlin Margitan, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare in Portland, Oregon, has been appointed to the American Health Council's Board of Nurses. With 11 months in her current position, three years in the Mental Health services, including two as a Psychiatric RN, the AHC is proud to highlight Dr. Margitan's skills and expertise in Nursing, Behavioral Health, Corrections Health, Psychiatry, and Mental Health.
Obtaining her DNP from Oregon Health Sciences University (2017), Dr. Margitan became involved in her present profession due to the desire to assist underserved populations in her community, specifically those experiencing mental illness and homelessness. She cites her continuous success to setting small, achievable goals in order to progress towards larger accomplishments.
At Cascadia, Dr. Margitan partakes in day to day responsibilities, including prescribing and managing the distribution of psychiatric medication, evaluating mental health illnesses, and educating patients and community members concerning the effects of mental health on patient access to community resources, as well as potential involvement with the legal system.
Dr. Margitan is a member of and professionally associated with Sigma Theta Tau - the International Honor Society of Nursing. Her professional goals within the next five years include expanding her role at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, and continuing to grow as a healthcare professional. She is proud to have earned her Doctorate degree in Psychiatric Nursing.
In her spare time, Dr. Margitan enjoys traveling to other countries, hiking, and sailing.
About the American Health Council:
The American Health Council is the nation's only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers -- from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: http://americanhealthcouncil.org
Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients' lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring "America's Best Doctors and Nurses," as well as the nation's best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council's "Best in Medicine" and "Best in Nursing" awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: http://bestinmedicine.org and http://bestinnursing.org.
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