SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) today announced that Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and point-of-care solutions for healthcare, has agreed to help broaden exposure for Honor a Nurse through a major corporate donation and sponsorship agreement. "Honor a Nurse" publicly acknowledges registered nurses who have made a difference in the lives of others while raising money for the Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association, and its initiatives.
"Wolters Kluwer Health will enable us to expand 'Honor a Nurse' to reach new audiences," said Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Chairperson, American Nurses Foundation. "Its help will significantly raise the visibility of 'Honor a Nurse' and the public's recognition of the invaluable contributions nurses make to individual patients and our nation's health."
Wolters Kluwer Health will utilize the Lippincott Nursing Solutions' healthcare software suite to drive attention to Honor a Nurse. Lippincott Nursing Solutions, which includes Lippincott's Nursing Advisor, Lippincott Procedures, and Lippincott Professional Development Programs, enables over 100,000 clinicians working at hospitals, providers and universities access to the latest evidence-based practice information through advanced point-of-care software applications and professional development products.
"A little bit of encouragement goes a long way, especially with nurses who put their hearts and souls on the line everyday," said Susan Driscoll, CEO and President, Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education. "They give so much of themselves, and that's why we are so excited to help expand the Honor a Nurse program so we can all recognize the amazing work they do."
Driscoll indicated that Wolters Kluwer Health will be using a wide variety of methods to ensure publicity to Honor a Nurse, including using the Lippincott Nursing Solutions brand, online placement on Wolters Kluwer Health websites, booth handouts at national nursing conferences, posts via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest social media sites, and by additional means.
Founded in 1993, Honor a Nurse was created by the American Nurses Foundation as a public way to celebrate individual nurses. Anyone can nominate a nurse, clinician, friend, colleague, mentor or teacher who has made a difference in the practice of nursing. In addition to facilitating nominations, the program accepts cash donations that can be given on behalf of the honoree. Each honoree is recognized on the Honor a Nurse website and is sent a card recognizing his or her contribution.
About the American Nurses Foundation
The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The Foundation supports programs that transform the nation's health through the power of nursing.
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Nursing Solutions, Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.
Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
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