Corstrata Announces Winner of National Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award

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UPMC Hamot wound care nurse, Kayla White, BSN, RN-BC, WCC, to receive a national award for her contributions and dedication to excellence in wound care in the post-acute care setting.

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Corstrata, a provider of digital healthcare IT solutions and services

for wound prevention and care management, announced today the winner of the nation's first Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award, Kayla White, BSN, RN-BC, WCC, Senior Professional Nurse II, UPMC Hamot. Nominated by a peer for her work at UPMC Hamot's outpatient wound center, Ms. White has proven to be a post-acute wound care advocate and leader within her organization and community through her hands-on wound patient care, continuing and staff wound care education, her work on amputation prevention, and her outreach volunteering with Health Care for the Homeless.

"We received a number of exceptional entries for the first annual Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award, making it a difficult decision for our judges to select one outstanding wound care nurse for this year," commented Katherine Piette, CEO and Co-Founder, Corstrata. "We are delighted to recognize this year's winner, Ms. Kayla White, for her excellence and outstanding achievements as a wound care nurse in a post-acute care setting."

Sponsored by CORSTRATA and hosted by the Post-Acute Care Symposium (PACS): Advancing Quality Outcomes Through Wound & Incontinence Education, the Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award is a new annual award program designed to recognize and honor the individual contributions of wound care nurses for their knowledge and expertise in providing exceptional patient care using evidence-based best practices to accelerate patient wound healing, improve patient outcomes and instill excellence in his/her overall practice of wound management.

All award entries were reviewed and rated by a distinguished panel of judges including, Cathy Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP, Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, Bristol, Connecticut; Diane Krasner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Wound and Skin Care Consultant, York, Pennsylvania; and Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS, Advanced Wound Healing Centers Catholic Health System, Buffalo, New York.

"As a wound care professional for more than 40 years, it was an honor to participate as a judge for the first annual Post-Acute Wound Care Nurse Excellence award," added Diane Krasner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Wound and Skin Care Consultant. "Wound care nursing is a highly specialized field and having access to wound care nurses is vital to the success of any post-acute care organization. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to recognize Ms. White for her exceptional contributions in the field of wound care and her continued work to make a difference every day in the lives of her patients."

The panel of wound care experts and healthcare professionals judged entries based upon the following achievements over the past 12-18 months:

  • Excellence in direct patient wound care that contributes to positive patient outcomes.
  • Mentoring staff and nurses and providing guidance on wound care and skin integrity best practices.
  • Evaluation and implementation of new wound care products and services that ensure best practices and improves the quality of care.
  • Participation in community-based education programs that promote and advance wound care and skin integrity best practices among the patient population.

The Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award will be presented at the Post-Acute Care Symposium event in San Antonio, TX, May 9, 2019. To learn more about the awards program, visit http://corstrata.com/pac-excellence-award or the PACS Symposium visit https://www.pacsymposium.com/.

About UPMC Hamot UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center. Supported by a 300-member medical staff and nearly 3,000 dedicated employees, UPMC Hamot's mission is to serve its patients, communities, and one another in the UPMC Hamot tradition of quality, health, healing, and education. UPMC Hamot's superior health care services are continually recognized by notable accrediting bodies.

The Wound Healing Services and Hyperbaric Medicine at UPMC Hamot is a comprehensive wound center dedicated to the treatment of non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation, vascular diseases, traumatic injuries, pressure injuries, and radiation therapy. UPMC Hamot wound center conducts on average 490 visits per month. Their team includes wound certified nurses, wound certified physicians, wound certified mid-level providers, plastic surgeons, certified hyperbaric technicians, and other specialized ancillary staff.

For more information visit https://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/hamot

ABOUT HMP HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant360, the year-round, award-winning platform relied upon by healthcare providers across 21 specialties; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, the world's largest EMS-dedicated event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world.

For more information, visit http://www.hmpglobal.com.

ABOUT CORSTRATA Corstrata was founded by two passionate healthcare experts, Katherine Piette and Joseph Ebberwein, with the goal of improving access to technology-enabled, evidence-based care for patients with chronic wounds, which currently costs the U.S. $33B annually. Home health agencies, hospices, rehab hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, wound care and ostomy related manufacturers, self-funded employers, clinically integrated networks, and third-party payers (Medicare Advantage, Medicaid MCOs) benefit from Corstrata's unique combination of clinical expertise, digital technologies and telemedicine to provide expert recommendations to improve care for wound patients. The company delivers a Comprehensive Wound Care Management Program, Wound Patient Consultations, and specific services such as wound program assessment, formulary design, treatment guidelines assessment, wound documentation review, and education. Wound program development is available for Pressure Injury (Ulcer) Prevention and Management, Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management, Ostomy Care and Management, and Palliative Wound Management. For more information about Corstrata, visit http://www.corstrata.com.

 

SOURCE Corstrata



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