Cara Guthrie-Chu, RN, a neuroscience acute nurse practitioner at Medical City Fort Worth, was recently honored with the Clinical Excellence Award for overall program and onsite clinical performance in the NETSMART - AP fellowship program. The primary aim of NET SMART- AP is to improve acute stroke treatment outcomes by increasing the number of advanced practice nurses (APN) and physician assistants(PA) working in expanded roles to support acute stroke patient services.
The award was presented by NETSMART AP at a recent fellowship graduation dinner following the International Stroke Nursing Conference in Houston.
As a fellowship trained, board certified advanced practice provider (ANVP-BC) at Medical City Fort Worth, Guthrie-Chu specializes in the comprehensive care and management of acutely and critically ill patients with stroke, neurovascular abnormalities and need for endovascular intervention. In addition, she sees neurosurgical patients presenting with traumatic brain hemorrhages, brain tumors, and spine injury or disease.
Guthrie-Chu has been employed by Medical City Fort Worth since 2013, working in collaboration with the Texas Stroke Institute and Neurosurgical Associates of North Texas.