Introduction: Prior to opening Strathcona Community Hospital (STCH) site leadership were tasked to develop an innovative care model. The central aim was quality improvement and patient safety optimization in the emergency department (ED) utilizing a nurse practitioner (NP) model. They developed 3 pillars: collaboration, multidisciplinary approach, and integration with the plan of improving patient satisfaction and ensuring no patient gets lost to follow up. NPs work in the STCH ED and the NP led Emergency Department Transition (EDT) Clinic in Ambulatory Care. In the ED NPs provide direct clinical care, judicious review of DI and microbiology reports, and care coordination for patients at risk of lost to follow up. The EDT clinic is an innovative NP lead clinic with the purpose of providing timely, high-quality follow up care for ED patients. Methods: Data for the service delivery indicators came from data repository and manual data collection looking at the following outcomes: timely review of DI/micro results; decreased ED visits for non-urgent/emergent issues; safe transitions in care and improved patient satisfaction. Quantitative data from service delivery, patient and surveys were analyzed using Microsoft Excel and SPSS 19. Results: From June 2016 to January 2017 ED NPs at STCH reviewed 3000 positive microbiology reports and made 517 f/u calls to those patients, and reviewed 3181 DI results. This has freed up approximately 2 hrs per day of ED physician time. When NPs were working in the ED, the number of patients who left without treatment (LWT) was approximately 50% less, and improved STCH ED wait times to be among the lowest in the Edmonton Zone. From June 2016 to January 2017, EDT NPs completed 837 patient visits; 371 letters to family physicians (FPs); 215 referrals; and connected 520 patients to a new FP. Patient satisfaction survey show 88-90% of the patients were satisfied with their care. Conclusion: NPs are integral members of the ED team at STCH, providing direct clinical care and several valuable follow up services for ED patients. The EDT clinic provides urgent follow up for ED patients unable to get a timely appointment with their FP or no access to primary care. The clinic also prevents unnecessary returns to ED, and aids to bridge ED services to family physicians or specialist. NPs are the common thread through all departments at STCH, contributing to quality improvement and high patient satisfaction.