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Seven LWW Nursing Editors Recognized as Leaders by American Academy of Nursing

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Nursing today inducted seven editors and editorial board members of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) nursing publications as Academy Fellows. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy. Academy Fellows are selected based on evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care. Selection is based in part on the extent to which nominees' nursing careers influence health policies for the benefit of all Americans.

    Inductees affiliated with LWW nursing publications include:
    *Phyllis Ann Bonham, PhD, MSN, CWOCN, President of WOCN, Wound, Ostomy &
    Continence Nurses Society
    *Sandra Engberg, PhD, CRNP, Consulting Editor, Journal of Wound, Ostomy &
    Continence Nursing
    *Tina Marie Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, Editor of Home Healthcare Nurse
    *Alison L. Kitson, PhD, BSc, RN, Editorial Board, Nursing Research
    *Rodney (Rod) Hicks, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP,  Editorial Advisory Board
    member, American Journal of Nursing
    *Karen Ballard, MA, RN, Contributing Editor, American Journal of Nursing
    *Leah Curtin, DsN, RN, FAAN, Editorial Board, Nursing Administration
    Quarterly. Ms. Curtin is being inducted as a Living Legend.

"We are honored that seven of our editors and editorial board members are included in this prestigious group of nursing leaders," said Anne Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer for Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research. "It is a testament to our journals and our commitment to the field of nursing."

"The Academy is comprised of many of the nation's top nursing executives, policymakers, scholars, researchers, and practitioners," said Academy President, Pam Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN. "Being selected as an Academy Fellow is an important recognition of one's contributions to nursing and healthcare."

Academy Fellows include more than 1,500 nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and research. Academy Fellows serve as university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; researchers and entrepreneurs; and practicing nurses.

About the American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing anticipates and tracks national and international trends in health care, while addressing resulting issues of health care knowledge and policy. The Academy's mission is to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

LWW is a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons(r); and electronic information providers, such as Ovid(r), UpToDate(r), Medi-Span(r), and ProVation(r) Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of EUR3.4 billion ($4.9 billion), employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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    Anne Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Wolters Kluwer Health
    Medical Research

    Robert Dekker
    Director of Communications
    Wolters Kluwer Health

    Natalie McGroarty
    Senior Marketing Manager
    Wolters Kluwer Health

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