NEW YORK, NY, November 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Jennifer Bouchard, Advanced Nurse Practitioner at The Cleveland Clinic, has been appointed to the American Health Council's Nursing Board. With 30 years within the healthcare industry, including more than 4 years in her current role at the Cleveland Clinic, Ms. Bouchard brings to the American Health Council a wealth of honed expertise in Primary Care, Employee/Occupational Health, and most recently Functional Medicine.
Board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Ms. Bouchard earned her Master's in Family Practice Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1996, later graduating with her MS in Public Health from Tulane University in 2005. She became involved within her current profession taking inspiration from her mother, also a nurse. Ms. Bouchard began reading her mother's medical books as a child, thus honing her early interest in healthcare.
Now at the Cleveland Clinic, Ms. Bouchard sees a need for change in the way we practice medicine and believes in seeking the root causes of disease, viewing the body as an integrated system. She is currently is working towards certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine working with the Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. She is part of the Functioning For Life Program, a robust 10 week educational, disease-focused treatment tracks instituted by the center for Functional medicine, introducing patients to Functional medicine and making an impact on their lives. These programs specifically focus on Diabetes, Weight Management, Autoimmune Disease, Gastrointestinal problems and Women's Health.
Among her multitude of accomplishments, Ms. Bouchard prides herself most on having been in many primary care and occupational health settings for more 17 years. She is a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Her goals within the next five years include the continuation of her education and research concerning Functional Medicine. Ms. Bouchard cites being a mother to her two daughters, one a Level 1 Trauma Nurse, the other a Chiropractor, as personal achievements.
In her spare time apart from her career, Ms. Bouchard enjoys traveling, spending time at her lake home, reading, and maintaining an active lifestyle.
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