Elsevier Congratulates Bonnie Wesorick, Recipient of the 2011 Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Creativity

Award from Sigma Theta Tau International celebrates the advancement of nursing through creativity in education, practice and research

Grand Rapids, MI, November 15, 2011 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services announced that Bonnie Wesorick, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Clinical Practice Model Resource Center (CPMRC), is this year’s recipient of the Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Creativity. CPMRC is an Elsevier-owned company that has brought healthcare providers together to co-create and sustain the best places to practice and receive care.

“Bonnie is a true visionary and her creative models, conceptual frameworks and strategies have been ahead of their time, providing future direction in healthcare quality improvement,” said Michael Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier Health Sciences. “It’s great to see Bonnie recognized for helping to create the movement toward point of care integration and scope of practice clarity in the clinical setting.”

The Copeland Award is one of six Founder's awards bestowed by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and is one of the highest honors bestowed by STTI. The award celebrates the advancement of nursing through creativity in education, practice and research. Award criteria include demonstrating creative activity in nursing education, practice or research, participating in creative activity that serves as a stimulus for research, practice and education; and fostering creativity in people such as colleagues, students, clients and other health care providers.

Bonnie received the award for creating a Clinical Practice Model (CPM) Framework to help guide advancements in nursing. She soon expanded the Framework to include other disciplines and the entire care team at a time in healthcare when hospital organizations were accustomed to working in silos. With the CPM Framework, core beliefs, principles, theories, and healthcare best practices have all been synthesized into concise models that help clinicians and leaders affect sustainable change across the healthcare organization. Hallmarked at the award ceremony was Bonnie’s leadership and vision for bringing the first evidence-based automated clinical documentation system to healthcare designed to serve patients and clinicians. This transformation leads to positive outcomes for patients and their families, caregivers and the healthcare community at large.

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The CPM Resource Center (CPMRC) offers content, processes, tools and services that support practice advancement, cultural transformation, infusion of evidence-based care, and interdisciplinary integration at the point of care. CPMRC’s evidence-based products and professional services assist healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration using the CPM Framework™ that supports cultural and professional practice for sustainable healthcare transformation. The International Consortium of over nearly 300 rural, community and university settings connects clinicians and leaders to advance clinical scholarship and research. Practice-Education Partnerships bridge the transition from education to practice in schools of Nursing and Allied Health focusing on interprofessional education (IPE) and interdisciplinary collaborative practice. CPMRC is a business unit of Elsevier. For more information on CPMRC, please visit www.cpmrc.com.

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