North Carolina Reporter:
We would like to congratulate Bryan Duttman for being chosen for the Great 100 Nurses Award.
Also congratulate Angela Joyner for being awarded the UNC Rex Nurse Excellence Award.
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Welcome Rebekah Carbone to the NC WOC group. She is an RN who joined the Wake Forest Baptist Health WOC nurse team and is enrolled in Emory’s WOC nurse program to complete her training.
Ann-Marie Taylor RN, CWON has also joined the WFBH WOC nurse team.
Crystal Hill RN (currently working the WFBH team ) has started the WebWOC program!
Wake Medical Center
Wake Med has started an “internship program for interested employees. This allows one interested WakeMed employee to pursue their passion as a member of their department. It requires 2 years of recent clinical nursing experience, wound care certification within one year of joining department and ostomy certification within 2 years of joining the department.
They are also very excited to have Graziella Jewell, BSN, RN as our first “ Intern”. Wake Med felt this was a great way to formalize a process to grow their employees that have a passion for wound and ostomy care.
The Wake Med Wound Treatment Associate Program is excited to welcome their first cohort of home care nurses. Their first group starts July 20, 2021. They will be adding more groups as they gain experience in providing this program.
Jun Dualan, BSN, RN, CWOCN is also welcomed to the WakeMed Raleigh team.
Joanna Burgess, CWOCN, left Wake Med Cary to begin an exciting new endeavor with ConvaTec's me+™ nurse support team in June 2020. She states "I have the opportunity to speak with consumers all over the country daily and assist them in trouble shooting their issues regarding ostomy, wound and continence care. What a nice way for a WOC nurse to be able to work from home and make a difference." She will also continue to co-chair the advocacy committee for the UOAA with Susan Mueller.
Joanna Burgess and Susan Mueller continue to co- chair the advocacy committee for the UOAA. They also partner with the WOCN® society on the validation of the Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights, the issue of non-medical switching of ostomy supplies and improving the coverage of ostomy irrigation sleeves. They ask everyone to please follow UOAA and WOCN advocacy topics regarding these important issues as we all strive to improve the lives of those in the ostomy community.
Gloria Tabron, CWOCN graduate with her DNP and left the Wake Med team to begin a career in pediatrics closer to her home.
Kristen Hameline CWOCN moved to New York to be closer to her family with her new baby daughter.
Wake Med has several new team members:
- Harvey Samuels, CWN, Ann Richardson, CWN joined the Raleigh team
- Colleen Spiller, CWOCN joined the Wake Med Cary team
- Jacob Webre, CWON runs the Wake Med ostomy clinic
- Leigh Ammons, CWON has primary responsibilities at the Wake Med North facility