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Message from our President

To the Members of the New England Region of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society: We are almost through February.  I cannot wait for March because I can see the end of winter and I have my birthday!!  On Saturday March 10th, I hope you will join us for the NERWOCN Spring Event at the […]

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Presidents Message

Dear New England Region Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society Members,        Another year has gone by. I don’t know about you, but it has been a year of constant change for me, especially at work. I’m sure it is a sign of the times in healthcare, but it can be a challenge to […]

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Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

    World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day Check out this team of Skin Champions! Lahey Hospital and Medical Center spreading the news about Pressure Ulcer Prevention.  The best practice is  PREVENTION.  Thank you Skin Champs! What did your organization do for World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day? Preventing pressure injuries is essential to all […]

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In Loving Memory of Eileen McCann

  It is with a heavy heart that we communicate the passing of our dear friend and colleague Eileen McCann. Eileen fought the “cancer battle” strong and with such grace and dignity and is with such sadness that we offer her family and friends are thoughts and prayers. Eileen was a longstanding member of our […]

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Hello from the Communications Committee

Hello Members of the New England Region,   It was great to see so many new and familiar faces in October at our New England Region WOCN’s 41st Annual Fall Conference in Nashua, NH! Thank you for making it such a great success this year. We hope to see you all again next year and […]

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President’s Message

Dear New England Region WOCN Members, I am so excited about New England Region’s new web site!  I want to thank Darlene Saucier and Brianne Velazquez for the hard work they put into it to create a beautiful and useful site to represent our Region. Fall conference is coming upon us.  We live is such […]

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NER WOCN 40th Anniversary

With every tap on the shoulder there is opportunity.  I would like to thank Liz Lemiska for tapping me and asking me to share a few words about my personal experience as a member of the New England Region WOCN.  This gives me opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and gives me some […]

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FRIDAY JUNE 10, 2016

I returned home late Wednesday from the National Conference in Montreal, inspired and exhausted, processing all the information and relishing the experience. The conference had great information that I am bringing back to my practice including updates in pressure injury classification, diabetic foot ulcers, pilonidal cyst research and negative pressure reimbursement updates. At our regional […]

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 11/15/2015

I am grateful, humbled and honored as I write this as my time commences as the new, New England Region of the WOCN Society president. My journey as a WOC nurse began when, as a home health nurse, we were forced to come up with innovative wound care solutions when our Medicare reimbursement shifted.   Twice […]

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