Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Announces its New Mission: To be the Leader in Interdisciplinary Wound Healing and Tissue Preservation

Mar 10, 2011, 12:59 ET from Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

MALVERN, Pa., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) has adopted a new mission statement, which is "to be the leader in interdisciplinary wound healing and tissue preservation."

The AAWC Board of Director's recent strategic planning session determined that it was time for the association to develop and adopt a new, streamlined mission statement. "The original mission statement, developed in 1995, was a bit cumbersome and did not convey the AAWC's intended core purpose in a clear and concise way," states Terry Treadwell, M.D., FACS and AAWC President. "We believe the new statement, which was adopted by a majority vote of the membership, adequately conveys our organization's current reason for existing in one simple yet powerful phrase.  We intend to see that this mission is fulfilled."

AAWC Executive Director, Tina Thomas, explained, "AAWC believes in building and educating a collaborative wound care community and that includes promoting an equal partnership among all who are involved in the treatment and healing of wounds, including the patients themselves. This is the only true way to be the leading organization in the wound care field, because optimal treatment results from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers. Not to mention how important it is that patients and their lay-caregivers take a proactive role in the whole learning and wound healing process."

ABOUT AAWC - AAWC is the largest, not-for-profit, multi-specialty organization in the United States dedicated to the research and clinical application of evidence-based wound care. AAWC offers membership to everyone involved in wound care, including healthcare professionals, patients, lay-caregivers, clinics/facilities, corporations, students, retirees, and advocates. Learn more and become an advocate today at

SOURCE Association for the Advancement of Wound Care