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Congrats on a HUGE professional achievement for Steve Wilson. Steve Wilson, PA-C, is one of only 224 certified physician assistants (PA-Cs) in the country to be certified for 40 years by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Wilson was among the first PAs to be nationally certified by NCCPA in 1975. He maintained certification by meeting continuing medical education (CME) requirements every two years and passing rigorous recertification exams every six years. Wilson has been employed with Peninsula Regional Medical Center for 12 years. "As a certified PA who has made a commitment to maintaining certification and professional standards, I am most proud of providing quality patient care in and out of the surgical suite, continuing to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to address health care needs, and working with a team of health care providers just as committed to patient care," says Wilson. In 2015, NCCPA celebrates 40 years of serving the public through PAs certification and recognizes this small group of PAs who were the first to carry the PA-C designation. "NCCPA is thrilled to have been a part of the PA profession for 40 years," says Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D, PA-C, president and CEO of NCCPA. "We are even more proud of these certified PAs for serving as pioneers to the profession and for their continued dedication to their career and their patients."