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 prevention. 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 difference." 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.
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