FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2015
Jemarion Jones, 301-628-5198
American Nurses Foundation Names Stryker Medical
As Founding Member of Corporate Advisory Board
SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation), the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), today announced Stryker Medical, a division of Stryker Corporation, a worldwide leading medical technology company, as a founding member of the Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Board.
“We are thrilled to have Stryker as a founding member of this new endeavor at the Foundation,” said Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief executive officer of both the Foundation and ANA. “The future of health care in this country is filled with tremendous challenges and opportunities. We look forward to working with Stryker and other partners who have demonstrated strong support for the nursing profession as we work to improve health care for all.”
“Together with our customers, we are driven to make health care better and we are privileged to align with the Foundation to accomplish this mission,” said Stryker Medical Director of Marketing Jeff Gorton. “Their significant leadership in the advancement of nursing and the overall improvement of health care provides Stryker Medical with a meaningful partner to collaborate with as we focus on prevention and improving clinical and financial outcomes with our customers.”
The Corporate Advisory Board furthers the Foundation's mission to transform the health of the nation through the power of nursing. The partnership is designed to foster closer collaboration and dialogue with the leadership of ANA, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Foundation on critical health care issues.
Board members will have a unique opportunity to discuss nursing programs and initiatives, and share their perspective on key issues and engage in an ongoing conversation. Additionally, the board will help identify trends, initiate policy discussion and lay the foundation for future collaboration that will benefit patients, nurses and the nation’s health care system.
For more information about the Foundation, go to www.givetonursing.org.
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The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), dedicated to transforming the health of the nation through the power of nursing. The Foundation supports programs which promote the health of the public through nurse leadership, research and education.