DOYLESTOWN, Pa., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Crawford Healthcare, Inc. ("Crawford" or the "Company") was recently recognized by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) with the Silver Supporter Recognition for its support of the Society's research, advocacy, and programming related to Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) and other related medical conditions. Crawford's support of the WOCN Society is largely based upon a common focus in the area of wound, ostomy and continence (WOC)-related ailments. The honor was presented during the WOCN Society and CAET Joint Conference that was held June 4 through 8 in Montreal.
"The WOCN Society is a premiere nursing specialty organization in the world," says Terry Bromley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Crawford's U.S. operations. "Our organizations have shared values and we are proud to stand alongside them to educate clinicians and improve WOC patient outcomes. Our products support their goals and we are committed to further strengthening this strong partnership moving forward."
The mission of the WOCN Society is to promote educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.
Crawford is an international company with global headquarters in the United Kingdom and U.S. operations in Doylestown, Pa. The company has built a strong reputation for providing innovative products to healthcare professionals and their patients that successfully and cost-effectively treat skin and wound care conditions.
ʺWe are excited about this growing partnership with the team at Crawford," notes WOCN Society President Carolyn Watts, MSN, RN, CWON. "The Silver Supporter Recognition is well-deserved. They clearly share our goals and support our mission, and we look forward to growing our relationship with them in meaningful ways to continue benefitting patients suffering from WOC-related ailments."
The largest wound care market in the world is the United States with an estimated $25 billion per year being spent on wound care-related medical costs. These numbers are expected to rise as the number of people in risk factor categories also continues to rise.[i] Leading risk factors for developing chronic wounds include diabetes, obesity, and old age.
About the WOCN® Society
Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ is a professional, international nursing society of over 5,000 healthcare professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. The society supports its members by promoting educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of healthcare to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. Connect with the WOCN Society on Facebook at Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN), on Twitter at @WOCN Society, and on LinkedIn at Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™.
About Crawford Healthcare, Inc.
Crawford Healthcare is a rapidly growing international company dedicated to developing innovative treatments and effective dermatological, wound care, and diagnostic products for the care and repair of skin. The company has worked closely with healthcare professionals for more than 15 years from the international head office of its parent company, Crawford Healthcare Holdings Limited (the "Crawford Group"), in Knutsford, Cheshire, U.K. In early 2013, the Crawford Group expanded its operations and opened a United States office in Doylestown, Pa., that focuses on the Company's portfolio of advanced wound care products. To help lead its U.S. business, the Crawford Group has assembled a skilled management team with long-standing industry backgrounds in the advanced wound care arena. The team offers more than 150 years of collective experience in the field and has deployed a nationwide direct sales team dedicated to wound, skin and burn care.
[i] Chandan K. Sen, PhD, Gayle M. Gordillo, MD, Sashwati Roy, PhD, Robert Kirsner, MD, Lynn Lambert, CHT, Thomas K. Hunt, MD, Finn Gottrup, MD, Geoffrey C Gurtner, MD, and Michael T. Longaker, MD, Human Skin Wounds: A Major and Snowballing Threat to Public Health and the Economy Wound Repair Regen. 2009 Nov–Dec; 17(6): 763–771.
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