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American Nurses Foundation Welcomes VMS BioMarketing to Corporate Advisory Board

SILVER SPRING, MD —The American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation), the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), today announced VMS BioMarketing (VMS), as the newest member of the Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Board. VMS, a leading provider of patient support solutions for biopharma companies, helps nurse educators provide personalized support to patients to help them start and stay on their treatment therapies.

“Nurse educators are critical to the Foundation’s goal of transforming the nation’s health through the power of nursing” said Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief executive officer of both the Foundation and ANA. “VMS not only builds and manages educator networks with practicing nurses, but it is also committed to raising awareness about nurses’ roles in providing high quality support to patients facing chronic diseases. All of these qualities make the company an ideal fit for the Corporate Advisory Board.”

“VMS BioMarketing is delighted to develop a strategic partnership with the American Nurses Foundation Corporate Advisory Board,” said Andrea Heslin Smiley, president and chief executive officer of VMS. “Identifying and understanding the relevant trends of tomorrow is foundational to the success of our business as we increasingly build new product offerings and opportunities for nurses, such as nurse navigation services, online health coaching and clinical trial support.”

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 developments in nursing and share their perspectives on key issues. 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.

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About the American Nurses Foundation
The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.6 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The Foundation supports programs that transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.

About VMS BioMarketing
VMS BioMarketing is a health care education company focused on empowering patients and health care providers through education, training, and ongoing health coaching. For more than 20 years, VMS has been dedicated to enabling Nurse Educators to provide the personalized support necessary to help patients successfully start and stay on therapy. VMS clients include some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies. Empowering patients is at the heart of what we do, and at the center of our company culture. We strive to deliver real connections that matter: providing personal patient support solutions that inspire real change.

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