Dr. Patterson is an advanced practice registered nurse, Vice President at CVS Health, and Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer of Retail Health. In her current role, Angela provides clinical and professional practice governance for more than 3,500 Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants/Physician Associates, Medical Assistants, ancillary nursing staff and Behavioral Health Therapists who staff MinuteClinic’s virtual care practice as well as more than 1,000 retail health clinics located across 36 states and the District of Columbia. She also leads a variety of programs focused on Clinical Quality, Patient Experience, Clinical Training & Education, and Care Delivery Workforce Engagement. In addition, Angela has responsibilities that support the broader organization including senior-level membership on key governance committees including Enterprise Patient Safety, Enterprise Women’s Health Steerco, and the Diversity Management Leadership Council.

Before joining MinuteClinic, Angela spent 20 years as a primary care provider and Clinical Director in an urban-based, family medical practice she co-owned. She also served for 10 years as a principal lecturer and clinical instructor for the Family Nurse Practitioner program in the School for Health Studies at Simmons College in Boston. Angela holds board member appointments with the Convenient Care Association, the Rhode Island Nurses Action Coalition, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and NursesMC. She is also a member of the AARP Champion Nursing Coalition.

During her more than 16 years with CVS Health, MinuteClinic has grown from several hundred to more than 1,000 clinics and has increased care delivery volume from fewer than one million to more than 55 million patient visits. In addition, the organization successfully achieved ANCC Pathway to Excellence® designation for nursing practice excellence. Angela received the 2018 AANP Sharp Cutting Edge Award for her exemplary work in nursing organizational leadership and was inducted in 2019 as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Angela received her BSN from Simmons College in 1985 and worked as an RN at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.  In 1988, she received her MSN and certification as a Nurse Practitioner from Simmons College with distinction.  Angela received her Executive DNP from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2016. 

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