Announcing our 2023 Advanced Practice Providers of the Year

NAH is pleased to celebrate the winners of the 2023 Advanced Practice Providers of the Year at Verde Valley Medical Center and Flagstaff Medical Center.

The 2023 VVMC Advanced Practice Provider of the Year, Marian Diamond, FNP-BC received her award on Dec. 7, 2023. Diamond is recognized for her amazing attitude, respect for colleagues and the skilled, compassionate care she provides to her patients.

Diamond began her health care career in 2001 and specializes in the entire spectrum of family care, with a special interest in women’s health. Diamond earned both her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She is board-certified by the Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the American Nurses Association.

“Marian is an integral part of the NAH team at the Village of Oak Creek office,” said Dave Cheney, CEO of Northern Arizona Healthcare. “Advance Practice Providers are an essential part of any patient’s care team, as they work seamlessly with physicians and other members of the care team to ensure that each patient receives the best care possible, and we are proud to honor them with this award.”

The 2023 FMC Advanced Practice Provider of the Year, Greg Cox, PA-C, was posthumously awarded the FMC AAP of the Year. Cox was recognized for all of his achievements at a ceremony that took place at FMC’s McGee Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 8.

During the ceremony, several of Cox’s colleagues remembered him for inspiring and supporting them during their career and for making their lives better with his friendship.

“Words cannot express how grateful we all are to have had the opportunity to work alongside Greg,” said Tammy Doering, PA, chair of the APP credentialing committee.

Cox’s impact will be remembered with this award for years to come. During the ceremony, NAH announced that the FMC award will be renamed as the “Greg Cox Advanced Practice Provider of the Year Award,” to commemorate Cox’s lasting legacy.

“For the past 15 years, Greg was a vital part of the team at Flagstaff Medical Center and we are able to honor his legacy and to share his accomplishments with the public by giving him this award and naming the award after him,” Cheney said. “Greg was an incredibly valued member of the NAH community and will be remembered for his amazing attitude, respect for colleagues and for the compassionate care he provided to his patients.”

“I think his legacy here is best honored by receiving and then naming this award after him as well as all of the friendships he developed with everyone. He embodied the impact one person can have in a small, tight-knit community like ours,” said Michael Browne, PA.

Watch the FMC Award Ceremony here.