Congratulations to Julie Snead for Being Selected as Elliot Health Nurse Practitioner of the Year!


Julie Snead serves as Nurse Practitioner for Elliot Gastroenterology. For her commitment to compassionate patient care, and continuously going above and beyond for patients, she is chosen as Elliot Health’s Nurse Practitioner of the Year for 2021. On November 11, Julie was presented with the award, timed with National Nurse Practitioner Week during November 7 – 13.

Julie receives several positive comments from patients each month for the care she provides. Comments, to share just a few, include: “Julie always make me feel important”, “I absolutely trust her and felt a professional connection and compassion that is hard to come by. She is a vital part of my health team and I’m immensely grateful for her knowledge and kindness”, and “I just felt that the provider really was interested in wanting to help with my medical situation that was going on. I felt respected and helped.”

Colleagues share that Julie has a tender way with patients that makes them feel cared for and heard. Staff at Elliot Gastroenterology have a great deal of admiration for her. A few quotes from her co-workers and staff include: “Julie is patient, personable, kind and an AMAZING teacher!”, “Julie is caring, supportive and fosters a collaborative environment. She is a good team player and is excellent at problem solving”, and “Julie is excellent clinically and an excellent teacher. She is a great sounding board, both personally and professionally.”

Vincent Aguirre, MD, PhD, physician with Elliot Hospital Gastroenterology, Section Chief of Elliot Gastroenterology, Medical Director of Elliot Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, and Medical Director of Elliot Hospital 1-Day Ambulatory Surgery and Endoscopy Center, said, “She exemplifies the type of health care for which SolutionHealth strives. We are lucky to have her as an employee and colleague. I am fortunate to have her as a clinical provider in the IBD Center, and, as a friend. She has enriched my professional and personal life, the lives of her co-workers, and those of her patients. She is a valued member of our community and The Elliot Hospital is a better place because of her, and her commitment.”

Congratulations to Julie and thank you for all that you do!