Emergency Nurses Association Announces 2008-2010 Strategic Sponsors

Feb 21, 2008, 00:00 ET from Emergency Nurses Association

    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
 rental programs.
     "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 aphipps@ena.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.

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