The Wound Institute® Website Receives Bronze Stevie® Award in 2015 American Business Awards(SM)
Jun 25, 2015, 09:00 ET
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces that The Wound Institute® has been named a 2015 Bronze Stevie® Award Winner for the Pharmaceuticals category in The 13th Annual American Business Awards. The award was granted for The Wound Institute website (www.thewoundinstitute.com), an interactive wound care education destination site provided to its membership of over 80,000 healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers. The Wound Institute is made possible by the support of Smith & Nephew.
"We are honored to have been recognized with this Stevie Award," said Rob Bancroft, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Development Group at Smith & Nephew, "and we would like to thank our program faculty and all of our members for making The Wound Institute the preeminent educational site for disease-based education and enhanced practical treatment information for wound care."
More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in the 2015 Annual American Business Awards. Stevie Award winners were selected by scores of executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year. The Stevie Awards are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.
About The Wound Institute
Since its inception in 2005, The Wound Institute has become the industry leader for interactive wound care education provided at no cost to its membership of over 80,000 healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers.
For healthcare providers, The Wound Institute features comprehensive, evidence-based courses that assist in bridging the gap between knowledge and practice. The Wound Institute partners with well-regarded knowledge leaders as faculty advisors to deliver disease-based education and comprehensive information about the care of wounds. The interactive and innovative educational offerings are designed to accommodate the preferences and workplace demands of healthcare professionals by allowing physicians and non-physician clinicians to complete courses at their own pace. The Wound Institute® also serves as a conduit for accredited education whereby users may choose to be directed to a third-party site, register for courses that carry the CE/CME/CPE designation and, upon successful completion, receive the appropriate accreditation hours for their course work.
For patients and their caregivers, The Wound Institute® provides an online resource offering disease state education to empower them in managing difficult-to-heal and chronic wounds. These educational modules, developed in conjunction with the Patient Education Institute, are also featured on the patient advocacy site of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC; http://aawconline.org/patientcaregiver-resources/wound-care-links/) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) online resource for consumer education, MedlinePlus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/wounds.html). All modules have been written to meet Health Care Literacy Standards and are available in either English or Spanish language versions.
To access any of the modules, register at www.TheWoundInstitute.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards programs receive more than 10,000 nominations from organizations in more than 60 nations each year. The American Business Awards are considered the nation's preeminent business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations––public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
The awards are Nicknamed "Stevie" for the Greek word for "crowned". Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
About Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 14,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2014 were more than $4.6 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN). For more information about Smith & Nephew, please visit our corporate website www.smith-nephew.com, follow @SmithNephewplc on Twitter or visit SmithNephewplc on Facebook.com
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