13 August 2019
web & digital technology

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – August 13, 2019: Association Headquarters (AH), a professional services firm that specializes in helping non-profit organizations achieve their mission, create value, and advance their causes, industries, and professions, is pleased to announce that their client partner, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses SocietyTM (WOCN®) has been named a Power of A Silver Award winner by The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Each year, ASAE runs a Power of A campaign, which brings attention to the association community’s valuable contributions to society at the local, national and global levels. Through the Power of A Awards, ASAE honors the outstanding accomplishments of associations in the categories of Enriching Lives, Creating a Competitive Workforce, Preparing Society for the Future, Driving Innovation, and Making a Better World.

WOCN was one of 114 entries the Power of A Awards Judging Committee reviewed in 2019 and one of 24 associations across the United States to be awarded a silver level honor for driving innovation with their digital education initiatives. These initiatives include the Society’s podcast channel, WOCTalk, WOCN Society Clinical tools, re-broadcasted education sessions and bite-sized learning courses. 

“The Power of A is a very prestigious award for any association to win so it’s a very proud moment when one of our own client partners is recognized for the work they’re doing to advance their industry on such a large scale,” said Bob Waller, Jr., CAE, President and CEO of AH.

Overview of WOCN Society Digital Education Initiatives
As clinical experts, leaders and passionate caregivers, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the time to stay up-to-date on the latest healthcare advances, industry news and education. The WOCN Society recognizes that WOC nurses and other healthcare professionals have limited time during, and even after their working hours, and are dedicated to finding new ways to help support their practice and encourage increased positive outcomes among those they serve. Among the newest initiatives are a new podcast channel, WOCTalk, WOCN Society Clinical tools, re-broadcasted education sessions, and bite-sized learning courses. Each of these educational resources allow not only WOCN Society members, but other healthcare professionals, the ability to learn more about the advocacy, education, and research that supports the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs—each available in digital formats that are easily digestible for members and other healthcare professionals to interact and digest education that will support their practice and improve outcomes for the patients they serve.

“As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, the Society is cognizant of their need to sustain and maintain not only the membership, but the overall WOC nursing specialty, and find new ways to innovate, empower and educate the healthcare community to increase patient outcomes,” said Nicolette Zuecca, WOCN Chief Staff Executive.

Each of the current digital education resources do just that; from quick podcast episodes on hot topics, online education courses that fit into busy schedules and clinical tools and resources accessible with a few clicks on a device held in the palm of your hand, the Society’s digital education resources are an example of the impact associations can make when they think beyond their current offerings and dedicate themselves to finding new ways to help support their members and the individuals and communities that they serve.

“We applaud the WOCN Society for creating and implementing such a collaborative initiative that strengthens society,” said Sharon J. Swan, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee. “Their initiative exemplifies how no other sector helps improve lives as comprehensively as the association community.”

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