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The Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Kasey Bowden, MSN, FNP, AGA With 2022 Award of Excellence: Clinical Leadership for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

April 18, 2022

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Ms. Bowden Leads Strategic Planning and Clinical Operations for Over 100 Advance Practice Provider Faculty at University of Colorado Hospital Division of Hospital Medicine

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2022 Awards of Excellence, honoring members of the hospital medicine team who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others.

“Members of the hospital medicine team have always been known as innovators in medicine and contribute to improving patient care at their institutions in unique ways,” explains Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM, Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hospital Medicine. “This year’s Awards of Excellence winners exemplify what it means to be leaders in the field and showcase the many ways that they are positively impacting the future of healthcare.”

Kasey Bowden, MSN, FNP, AGACNP, is this year’s recipient in the “Clinical Leadership for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants” category. She is an Assistant Professor and Associate Division Head in the University of Colorado Hospital Division of Hospital Medicine. Bowden leads strategic planning and clinical operations for a team of over 100 physician and advanced practice provider (APP) faculty. She is the medical director of the CARE Clinic at the CU Cancer Center, which aims to reduce unplanned acute care utilization through providing advanced urgent care services to oncology patients, a model which has gained national attention and been replicated at numerous institutions.

Ms. Bowden is a member of the Task Force for Mass Critical Care, which published a consensus guideline in CHEST on contingency strategies for mass critical care surge response and created the conceptual framework which continues to guide the DHM COVID-19 response. She also serves as the senior clinical lead of strategy for the UCHealth Office of Advanced Practice, where she guides strategic development of APP programs. She has authored numerous publications and speaks nationally on topics of clinical operations, APP utilization and advancement, and value-based care delivery models.

Additionally, Ms. Bowden has been a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine since 2012 and has served on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Chapter since 2015.

Awards of Excellence winners were recognized at SHM’s annual conference, SHM Converge, which was held from April 7-10, 2022, in Nashville, TN. For more information on SHM’s Awards of Excellence, visit