Corstrata Sponsors National Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award

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New nurse awards program sponsored by Corstrata and hosted by the Post-Acute Care Symposium to recognize and honor the individual contributions and the critical importance of wound care nurses in the post-acute care setting.

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Corstrata, a provider of digital healthcare IT solutions and services

for wound prevention and care management, announced today that it will sponsor the nation's first Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award. The Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award sponsored by Corstrata is a new annual 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.

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 open to all nurses working in post-acute care settings. The first annual award will recognize one individual for his/her direct contribution to overall wound care excellence in a post-acute care setting.

"We are excited to work with HMP, founders of the new Post-Acute Care Symposium and Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring and Fall meetings, to launch this new awards program that will both highlight and recognize the critical importance of the work wound care nurses are doing in post-acute care settings across the country," commented Katherine Piette, CEO and Co-Founder, Corstrata. "Nominees will also gain great exposure for their work with entries being judged by our distinguished panel of judges comprised of four of the leading experts in the wound care industry."

The distinguished panel of judges for the Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award includes, Cathy Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP, Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, Bristol, Connecticut; Diane Krasner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Wound and Skin Care Consultant, York, Pennsylvania; Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC, CWOCN, CWS, KL Kennedy, LLC, Tucson, Arizona; and Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS, Advanced Wound Healing Centers Catholic Health System, Buffalo, New York.

"As Cathy Milne, our PACS co-chair and judge stated, 'With the post-acute care setting now central to our healthcare delivery system, the time has come to provide a practical conference for nursing professionals that focuses on the day-to-day realties of patients with wound and incontinence issues,' and that is why HMP is excited to not only support the launch of this innovative new meeting, but support the first Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award as well," said Peter Norris, Executive Vice President, HMP. "By hosting the awards with PACS we are not only providing attendees with actionable clinical pearls to help advance quality outcomes through wound and incontinence education, but also recognizing the nurses on the front line already making a difference in their patient's lives."

The panel of wound care experts and healthcare professionals will judge the nurse nominee 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 recipient will receive a complimentary registration to attend the Post-Acute Care Symposium event in San Antonio, TX, May 9-10, 2019, including airfare and other travel expenses. The deadline to enter is March 12, 2019 and there is no cost to enter. All nominees will receive a $100 discount to attend the Post-Acute Care Symposium. To learn more about the awards program, visit or to nominate an excellent post-acute wound care nurse go to

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

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

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