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Stonerise Invests in Nurses as First Organizational Healthcare Partner Of West Virginia Nurses Association
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (October 19, 2021) Stonerise, one of West Virginia’s leading providers of transitional and skilled nursing care, today announced a partnership with the West Virginia Nurses Association (WVNA), the premier organization representing the interests of the Mountain State’s 40,000 registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Through the partnership, Stonerise is the first health care provider employer to become an Organizational Affiliate Partner of WVNA.
“Stonerise and WVNA share a vision of improving healthcare for all while empowering and supporting nurses,” said Stonerise Chief Executive Officer, Larry Pack. “Nurses are an instrumental part of our healthcare delivery team and we are honored to partner with WVNA to continue our support and advocacy efforts for the profession.”
WVNA Organizational Affiliate Partners work together to share information and collaborate in finding solutions to issues that face the nursing profession. The nursing profession and patients served benefit from a shared voice that speaks on health care issues from a position of unrivalled experience and expertise. Partners share specialized knowledge at meetings and events and contribute to publications.
“WVNA advocates for nurses as well as for the health and safety of all West Virginians, unified force in engaging patients and transforming health and health care,” said WVNA Executive Director, Julie Huron. “Our ability to achieve that vision is significantly strengthened by the knowledge and experience our affiliate partners bring. We are thrilled to welcome Stonerise as our newest Affiliate Partner.”
Stonerise is a proud employer of more than 1,000 nursing roles statewide including CNAs, LPNs, RNs and nurse leadership.
“I continue to be amazed by my nursing peers during the pandemic. CNAs, LPNs and RNs across West Virginia are doing everything they can to keep patients cared for, safe and loved. The healthcare shortage has brought unprecedented challenges to our profession and we want to be part of the dialogue and solution so that our nurses are well cared for and all healthcare providers can continue to serve our communities,” said Stonerise VP Clinical Quality, Cindy Wandling, MSN, RN.
About Stonerise: Founded in 2009, Stonerise offers innovative healthcare solutions to get patients throughout West Virginia and beyond back to health and back to life. The Stonerise Network is a network of transitional support made up of 3,000+ team members. We provide an essential and broad range of care services to 2,000+ patients in West Virginia and southeast Ohio including transitional and skilled nursing care centers, therapy, home health care, and hospice. Stonerise clinicians meet patients and their loved ones wherever they may be on their care journey and assist them in getting back to health and back to life. Learn more by visiting: Stonerise.com.
About WVNA: Established in1905, the WVNA was formed to promote the professional and educational advancement of West Virginia nurses by elevating the professional standards of nursing. The current mission of the WVNA is to support West Virginia nurses and to work for a healthier West Virginia. WVNA is the policy arm of nursing that connects the 40,000 nurses across West Virginia as well as throughout the United States and internationally.