Riceland Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Named NP of the Year

Riceland Healthcare is proud to announce that Nurse Practitioner and Endocrinology Specialist, Jennifer East, was honored with the Award of Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award, by the Southeast Texas Nurse Practitioners, for her empathetic and compassionate care and her contribution to the improvement of care for individuals, families, and our community. She has demonstrated excellence as a Nurse Practitioner and as a role model for other nurse practitioners.
Jennifer, who’s Endocrinology Clinic is located at 2400 FM 365, Suite 112, in Nederland, is no stranger to recognition; she was awarded Nurse Practitioner of the Year from Southeast Texas Nurse Practitioners in 2015, as well as the Community Service Award in 2017. In 2021, she was voted “Best of the Best” by the Beaumont Enterprise, for NP specializing in Endocrinology. Jennifer also served as Regional Representative in 2014-2015 for Texas Nurse Practitioners, and she has served as President of Southeast Texas Nurse Practitioners for 4 years and has served on their Board of Directors as Community Affairs Director and Treasurer as well.
“This is a tremendous honor, especially considering the large number of qualified candidates who would be eminently deserving of this award over the past year,” Jennifer said. “My grandmother was a nurse for many years. Also, my biology and chemistry teachers in high school were a big influence. I always knew I wanted to be in healthcare in some capacity or another. I am proud to be a nurse practitioner and proud to be a part of Riceland Healthcare as we look to expand access to health care for people across the region and state.” She also added “My patient care philosophy is to always remember that the patient is a person, and all people deserve respect and compassionate, safe, high-quality healthcare”.
“We are so proud to have Jennifer as an integral part of our Healthcare System team. She epitomizes selfless service and a true champion for easily accessible, and advanced healthcare in Southeast Texas,” said Saad Javed, CEO, Riceland Healthcare. “This annual award is a testament to Jennifer’s unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care, her leadership within the healthcare community, and her ongoing contributions to the field”. The Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award is granted to individuals who demonstrate exceptional clinical skills, compassion for patients, and a commitment to advancing the practice of nursing. It should also be noted that Riceland’s Chelsi Clayton received the NP of the Year award last year, as well.
Nurse Practitioners are leading the way in providing high-quality, cost effective care and helping to solve our nation’s pressing access to healthcare challenges. Each year, patients turn to NPs in over 1 billion visits for primary, acute, specialty and long-term care across every healthcare setting. As clinicians who blend clinical expertise with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care.
Riceland Healthcare extends their deepest gratitude to all Nurse Practitioners. Their unwavering dedication, compassion, and expertise play an indispensable role in providing exceptional healthcare.
Riceland Healthcare is an integrated network of physicians, hospital, hospice, home health and other services dedicated to providing the highest quality, affordable patient care across Southeast Texas and is well known to be a premier healthcare system by creating the best possible outcomes with exceptional patient care experiences.

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