President's Message

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to reach out to provide and update on events in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

  • I am excited that we had two dynamic nominations for Nurse of the Year. We will be announcing the winner at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference this October.
  • We did have an applicant for our scholarship so that is closed for this year.
  • We had one person apply to run for Treasurer, Judy Stasuk, so being unopposed she will be our new Treasurer for the Region. Induction will occur at our conference
  • We still have the President Elect Position and Director Marketing/Fundraiser open. If you have an interest, please let me know as I can still appoint individuals to these positions.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at our Regional Conference in Hunt Valley, October 10 - 12, 2019. Please go to the MAR Conference Page to review the details.

As always, do not hesitate to reach out to me on any topics related to our Region

Sincerely,
Joan Sullivan, MSN, MAS, RN, CWON
President of MAR


Walk to support the ALS Association

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. (ALS Association, 2019)

On October 26, 2019, Jerry Creehan will host his virtual walk to support the ALS Association. Please join his virtual walk or by donating to this cause to help support his goal $7500

Please click on the link below to donate with team “The Creehan Cru” http://web.alsa.org/goto/creehan_cru . If you go down to the team members and click on Jerry’s name and add your donation that would help Jerry reach his goal.

Thanks in advance for your support.


Thank you for attending our

  2019 Annual Conference

October 11 & 12, 2019

Hunt Valley, MD


Updates from the conference will be posted soon.



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Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.