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Wolters Kluwer Health Appoints Anne Woods to Chief Nursing Officer; Strengthens Its Commitment to the Nursing Market

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health has announced the appointment of Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, to the new position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in a move to strengthen the nursing strategy of its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journals and Ovid brands. LWW is a leading international publisher of medical and nursing journals; Ovid is the global leader in electronic medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions.

"I am delighted to have Anne in this new role as Chief Nursing Officer to help lead our nursing strategy and commitment to this important customer base for both LWW and Ovid," said Karen Abramson, President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research. "Anne's nursing practice experience, combined with her editorial and publishing career, provides a unique perspective on the issues and information access needs of nursing professionals throughout their careers -- from education and research to clinical practice."

As CNO, Woods will lead the nursing strategy across both the LWW journals and Ovid businesses. She will provide important direction on the development of nursing products based on her knowledge of how nurses access and use information in their practice to improve patient outcomes. In addition, Woods will have a visible role within the nursing profession's medical and nursing societies and industry associations, many of which utilize Wolters Kluwer Health to support their electronic content strategies.

Woods has been with Wolters Kluwer Health for 11 years in a variety of positions, including Clinical Editor, Clinical Director, Publisher, and most recently the Director of Journal Strategy & Development. She will continue her position as publisher, American Journal of Nursing (AJN), along with her new responsibilities as CNO. Woods has been a nurse for over 25 years and a nurse practitioner for over 11 years, with extensive experience in critical and primary care. Woods continues to practice part-time as a nurse practitioner and is adjunct faculty at Immaculata University. She received her BSN from West Chester University and her MSN from LaSalle University.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is recognized as the leading journal publisher of nursing content with flagship publications such as AJN, Nursing 2009, Nursing Research, the Journal of Nursing Administration, and Nursing Management. LWW is also a strong partner to numerous professional nursing associations, including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Infusion Nursing Association, Dermatologic Nurses Association, and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

Other nursing products offered from LWW journals include Lippincott's NursingCenter, a continuing education portal and a point of entry to LWW content for the majority of the 2.9 million RNs and 800,000 LPNs in the United States and the 9.2 million nurses outside of the United States. NursingCenter has over 225,000 unique visitors primarily for access to the 1,100 continuing education opportunities.

In addition to the LWW nursing content, Ovid aggregates nursing and allied health content from other leading publishers, including Oxford University Press, Jones & Bartlett, and John Wiley & Sons, and offers some of the most comprehensive coverage in EBM content. Nursing@Ovid is an information portal solution for designed for nursing and allied health professionals who need fast, seamless access to trusted, current information to make important decisions. The proprietary Ovid Nursing Subject Thesaurus uses nursing-specific vocabulary and terms to deliver precise results quickly.

About Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is 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®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® and ProVation® 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 euro 3.4 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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