Erica Ware, MSN, AGACNP-BC, ACHPN, has joined CenterWell as a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University, Ms. Ware holds a Master of Science in Nursing. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Before joining CenterWell in 2023, Ms. Ware practiced at Emory Midtown Hospital, WellBe Senior Medical, Pruitt Health, and Oak Street Health Care. She has vast medical background in treating patients from her experience as a CNA, ICU nurse, working as a palliative care nurse practitioner in an oncology clinic, a transplant nurse practitioner, and a hospice nurse practitioner. Her philosophy of care is education. She understands the journey people can take within the healthcare system and the challenges they may face. She loves how CenterWell wraps around every patient with resources and individualized care. Ms. Ware entered healthcare to help people understand their health and make informed decisions. She believes in partnering with her patients to achieve their goals, learns from their rich histories and knowledge, and feels proud to make a difference in their lives. Ms. Ware grew up in a military family. The eldest of three, and a proud auntie of six, home is wherever they are together. She enjoys crafts, long walks, good books, movies, and being with family and friends. Words to live by: Ive learned that people will forget what you said, will forget what you did, but will never forget how you made them feel. Dr. Maya Angelou.