DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses
Association (ENA) today announced its 2008-2010 corporate Strategic
Sponsors. Strategic Sponsors have fully integrated opportunities to promote
the profession of emergency nursing and their brand. Sponsors receive
year-round acknowledgment for their role.
The 2008-2010 ENA Strategic Sponsors are: FreemanWhite, Inc., GE
Healthcare, Hill-Rom, Monster, and Stryker.
Through their strategic sponsorship, these companies are supporting
ENA's core mission of promoting excellence in emergency nursing through
leadership, research, education and advocacy.
"ENA is very selective about the strategic sponsorships it is willing
to accept," said Denise King, RN, MSN, CEN, 2008 ENA president. "These
companies, through their business and corporate citizenship are committed
to supporting emergency nurses in their efforts to provide patients with
the superior health care they deserve."
FreemanWhite, Inc. is a 200+ person health care consulting and design
firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC with additional offices in Raleigh, San
Diego, Europe and India. FreemanWhite specializes in emergency department
design and also provides master planning, programming, and strategic market
assessment as well as architecture, engineering, interior design, and
technology planning services.
"We are excited about our three year Strategic Sponsorship of the
Emergency Nurses Association," said Jon Huddy, Managing Principal of
FreemanWhite, Inc. "Understanding the needs of emergency nurses is
paramount to designing the very best emergency departments, and our
sponsorship of ENA allows us to continue to learn what emergency nurses
need to succeed at the excellent work they do on behalf of patients."
GE Healthcare provides medical technologies and services for patient
care. Its expertise includes medical imaging and information technologies,
medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, and performance
improvement. GE Healthcare enables a new "early health" model of care
focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease
Hill-Rom helps create safer, efficient and clinically-effective patient
care environments and processes that improve the overall quality and cost
of care delivered to patients. The company's offerings include: patient
care beds, stretchers, headwalls, therapeutic surfaces and devices,
information technology, asset management and on-demand medical equipment
"We are proud to be a multi-year sponsor for the Emergency Nurses
Association," said Melissa Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN, vice president and
chief clinical officer for Hill-Rom. "Nursing is at the core of how
outcomes can be enhanced for patients, and enhancing outcomes is at the
heart of Hill-Rom's mission. We feel that this relationship and our support
of this program helps us come together to raise the bar in finding
solutions for better, safer care environments. Together, we can all make a
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNST), parent company of Monster(R),
the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade,
strives to bring people together to advance their lives. With a local
presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works
for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels
and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally.
"Monster's sponsorship of the ENA underscores our commitment to
supporting the talent pipeline for the healthcare industry," noted John
Hennessy, senior vice president, healthcare for Monster. "The nursing field
is suffering from a significant skills shortage and organizations like the
ENA are strong advocators for the profession."
Stryker Medical, a division of Stryker Corporation, is a leading
medical technology companies making hospital beds, surfaces and stretchers
for the comfort and security of patients.
"This sponsorship is a tremendous opportunity for both the ENA and
Stryker to confront the issues that challenge the Emergency Department on a
daily basis," said Lonny Carpenter, president, Stryker Medical. "Through
this sponsorship of ENA, we will help set a high bar for quality emergency
care and recognize those who excel at it. Stryker is proud to be an ENA
Strategic Sponsor and we look forward to the great things to come as a
result of this relationship."
For more information of ENA or its strategic sponsorship program, go to
http://www.ena.org/sponsorship/, or call Anthony Phipps at 847-460-4054 or
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Emergency Nurses Association
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the only professional nursing
association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and
emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation, and leadership.
Founded in 1970, ENA serves as the voice of more than 32,000 members and
their patients through research, publications, professional development,
injury prevention, and patient education. Additional information is
available at ENA's Web site, at http://www.ena.org.
SOURCE Emergency Nurses Association