American Health Council Recognizes Summer Buckenmeyer MSN, APRN, FNP-BC as “America’s Best Nurse”

Hauppauge, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Nov. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Health Council is pleased to recognize Nurse Practitioner of the Cleveland Clinic, Summer Buckenmeyer MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, as one of “America’s Best Nurses.” With a solid ten years in the healthcare industry, all with the Cleveland Clinic, Buckenmeyer will be bringing her considerable expertise in thoracic surgery and cardiac, heart/lung transplant and passion for continuous learning to the Board of Nurses.

Buckenmeyer’s professional ambition is due in part to her grandmother’s invaluable personal guidance leading her to consider a profession in nursing. Her passion for caring for others and providing education flourished during her rigorous coursework in the BSN and MSN programs at Wheeling Jesuit University, where she graduated from in 2007 and 2014 respectively. In addition to her extensive academic training, Buckenmeyer has professional experience in thoracic surgery, serving as a Nurse Practitioner at the non-profit Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and concurrently an Adjust Professor at Wheeling Jesuit. She maintains professional associations with the International Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Buckenmeyer, a natural leader, often performs in authoritative capacities. Most notably, she has implemented the education program for pre-lung transplant patients and selflessly joined a local hospice group where she uses her clinical and emotional intelligence to evaluate patients and support those patients and their loved ones.  Buckenmeyer’s professional history shows a commitment to an essential patient-centered approach to healthcare that American Health Council is proud to recognize. In addition to this commitment, Buckenmeyer has recently taken on an academic role as a Wheeling Jesuit University adjunct faculty member of the FNP program where she advances nursing education and shares her first-hand clinical insight.

Buckenmeyer most values the continuous learning aspect of nursing that continues far beyond the educational setting. Buckenmeyer’s experiences from her colleagues, patients, and day-to-day situations sharpen her bedside acumen and make her a better clinician every day. Within the next five years, she intends on acquiring a certification in administration so that she can improve workflow and efficiency and further her mission of enhancing patient experiences and outcomes.

In addition to time with the local hospice group, Buckenmeyer frequently donates her time and resources to the Lung Cancer Longevity Fundraiser. Outside of her thriving profession, she is proud of her supportive family including husband Kale and step-children Lexi and Meagan, mother Tammi and sister Karlie. Buckenmeyer maintains hobbies of traveling, dancing, cooking, and being an active doggy mom to Chase and Brady.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at:

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-631-617-6590