Dolores Krebs Named New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year
Dolores “Dee” Krebs, M.S., A.P.R.N, a family nurse practitioner in the University of Rochester Medical Center Emergency Department and director of the URMC Sexual Assault Examiner Program, has been named New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year. Krebs was honored by the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State at its annual conference in Saratoga last month.Krebs, a Brighton resident, has worked at URMC for 28 years, the last 13 as a nurse practitioner. Over the years she has provided care in many areas, including the Emergency Department, Orthopaedics, on medical/surgical units, in the ICU, Psychiatry and Pediatrics. She is actively involved with the medical/forensic care of sexual assault patients on the local, state, national and international level, and recently wrote a report for New York state regarding the acute care of child sexual assault/abuse influencing public policy.
The New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated contributions to the advancement of nurse practitioners through excellence in clinical practice; has participate in volunteer and community service that exemplifies the profession at either the local, state, national and/or international levels; conducts and publishes research with relevance to NP clinical practice, education or public policy; promotes advancement and promotion of health services in underserved areas of New York state.