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Gwyn Parris-Atwell Honored by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America


Congrats to Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Gwyn Parris-Atwell, DNP, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, who, on Monday night September 20, will be honored as the Salem County recipient of the “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by the Garden State Gwyn Parris-AtwellCouncil of the Boy Scouts of America. Parris-Atwell is a Nurse Practitioner with the Jefferson Occupational Health Network.

As the Commander of the 166th Medical Group, she is responsible for overseeing medical operations for 1,500 Air Force service members.

A resident of Alloway, NJ, and a five-year Jefferson employee, Parris-Atwell was activated to a large medical center in southern Delaware, where she cared for COVID-19 patients, remaining on active duty until October 2020.

In April of this year, Parris-Atwell – who, in December 2020, administered the first coronavirus vaccine to a Jefferson Health – New Jersey employee -  was again activated with the 166th Air Lift Wing, New Castle, DE, to care for COVID-19 patients.

Throughout her distinguished career, which began in the Army Nurse Corps Reserve, she has held a variety of nursing, educational, and leadership positions. Parris-Atwell will be introduced at the event, held to honor the Cumberland and Salem County Distinguished Citizens of the Year, by Jefferson Health – New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer, Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC.