November 8, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA, PA—Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, is proud to announce that Tine Hansen-Turton, Chief Strategy Officer, was honored as a 2013 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Hansen-Turton and the other 25 winners will be recognized on November 19 at the Sheraton Downtown as the region's most dynamic and influential business women who've made a difference in their communities.

"I am truly honored to join such an influential group of women who are making an impact in our community," said Tine Hansen-Turton, Chief Strategy Officer of PHMC. "To be recognized for my passion – addressing the broad spectrum of public health and ensuring all Americans have community-based access to quality, affordable health care – is beyond humbling."

Hansen-Turton is the first Chief Strategy Officer for PHMC and its Public Health Fund (PHF), and long-standing CEO of PHMC's affiliate, National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), a national network of over 250 nurse-managed health centers serving 2.5 million people. In addition, she leads the Convenient Care Association (CCA), the retail clinic trade association which reaches 20 million people nationally and is housed at PHMC. Through these cross-functional roles she has initiated ground-breaking partnerships that have launched innovative changes across the organizations she serves.

Recently, Hansen-Turton worked collaboratively with PHMC's CEO Richard Cohen and the executive team to drive the organization's strategic planning process. This plan ensures the continued success of the organization and nurtures its more than 350 public health programs and affiliate organizations. Hansen-Turton helped create a unique business development model in the current non-profit world. Her efforts have helped raise more than $700 million to foster public health innovation in the region, establish new affiliations for PHMC and double the organization's size, while also increasing the populations served by more than 100,000.

Hansen-Turton is often best identified for her work to create breakthrough quality, affordable healthcare delivery channels. For the last 20 years, she's been known regionally, nationally and internationally for her efforts to expand nurse-managed health centers and extend the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants as primary care providers. In addition to raising approximately $400 million nationally for efforts in supporting nurse-managed centers, she is esteemed for being an effective organizational change agent as well as a policy and health systems reform advocate. Hansen-Turton has had direct responsibility for removing access-to-care barriers in 250 national and state laws.

"Tine is a trailblazer, innovator and tireless advocate for quality, affordable health care in our region and throughout the country," said Richard Cohen, CEO of PHMC. "We are thrilled she has been honored for her considerable accomplishments to improve and grow public health services."

In addition to PHMC, PHF, NNCC and CCA, Hansen-Turton is co-founder of the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, an online volunteer journal focusing on social impact in the Philadelphia region. Through her social innovations lens, Hansen-Turton founded the Social Innovations Lab, providing instruction, support and mentoring for professionals creating business models delivering social impact and financial sustainability.

Hansen-Turton is a published and award winning author of several peer-reviewed professional healthcare and legal articles as well as popular nursing and public health books. She holds a JD from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, an MA in Government/Public Administration from University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute and a BA from Slippery Rock University.

About PHMC
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit