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Vanderbilt University Nurse Practitioner Named Continence Care Champion

03-21-2012 06:19 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: The National Association For Continence

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) presented Margaret “Amy” Hull, RNC, MSN, WHCNP, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) annual awards luncheon on March 3, 2012 held during the 2012 SUNA Annual Symposium in San Francisco. Cheryl LeCroy, MSN, RN, a member of NAFC’s board of directors and past Continence Care Champion Award recipient, presented the award.

Hull, program coordinator and instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, is an accomplished educator, researcher and clinician. After graduating magna cum lade with a masters of science in nursing from Vanderbilt, Hull has worked as a women’s health nurse practitioner since 1994 providing care and guidance to women with pelvic floor dysfunction. In recent years, SUNA granted her $20,000 to examine the comparative benefit of different exercise programs for women with stress urinary incontinence. Her research has been published in both nursing and physician reviewed journals.

“We are delighted and proud that Amy has been chosen as the latest Continence Care Champion,” said Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CNM, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. “The care and knowledge she gives to her patients and students directly reflect the mission of this award to recognize health care providers who provide outstanding contributions to the continence care field.”

Established in 2000 to recognize health care providers who serve as role models to others for outstanding contributions in research, education and clinical practice, NAFC’s Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award raises awareness among a variety of professional societies and elevates the importance of addressing incontinence. A listing of all past award recipients can be found on NAFC’s website, in the Hall of Fame. Renamed in memory of Dr. Rodney Appell in 2009, this award is in honor of Dr. Appell’s dedication to patient education and advocacy. A special education fund, created to help continue Dr. Appell’s legacy, has been established by NAFC.

About Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research and biomedical education. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made Vanderbilt a major patient referral center for the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt for their health care needs, not only because of its excellence in medical science, but also because the faculty and staff are dedicated to treating patients with dignity and compassion. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education and research.

About NAFC
The National Association For Continence is a 501(c) 3 corporation whose mission is threefold: 1) to educate the public about the causes, diagnosis categories, treatment options and management alternatives for incontinence, voiding dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis and related pelvic floor disorders; 2) to network with other organizations and agencies to elevate the visibility and priority given to these areas; and 3) to advocate on behalf of consumers who suffer from such symptoms as a result of disease or other illness, obstetrical, surgical or other trauma or deterioration due to the aging process itself. NAFC is broadly funded by consumers, health care professionals and industry. It is the world’s largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization devoted exclusively to this field.

National Association For Continence
PO Box 1019
Charleston, SC 29402
Contact: Allison Wilfong, Manager of Media Relations & Communications
awilfong@nafc.org
843-377-0900 ext. 208

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