Elsevier / MC Strategies Online Courses Named in the 15th Annual Communicator Awards

Excellence and Distinction Winners Announced

Atlanta, GA, 10 June 2009 – Elsevier / MC Strategies, a pioneer in providing e-learning solutions to over 1,300 healthcare organizations nationwide is proud to announce that five Clinical e-Learning courses were named as winners in the 2009 Communicator Awards presented by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA). With thousands of entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

Entered into this year’s competition and winning the gold Awards of Excellence in Interactive Media in the area of corporate training were ReadyRN: Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, Mosby’s Neonatal Nursing, and Mosby’s Perioperative Nursing. Also entered into this year’s competition and winning the silver Awards of Distinction in Interactive Media in the area of corporate training were Mosby’s Essential Nursing CE and the Emergency Nurses Association: Emergency Nursing Orientation online course.

“We are truly honored to have been named among the winners in this year’s Communicator Awards competition,” said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President of Healthcare e-Learning for Elsevier / MC Strategies. “Winning these awards reflects our continued commitment to excellence in healthcare e-Learning and the mission and values of Elsevier.”

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), an organization made up of more than 450 leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.
 
“The quality, creativity and execution of this year’s work is a true testament to the talents and abilities of communications professionals from around the world. The entries received reflect an increasingly diversified industry and the work once again sets the bar extremely high,” noted Linda Day, director of the IAVA. She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy, we are honored to have once again judged the 15th Annual Communicator Awards and we are proud to honor the outstanding communications professionals who continue to push a high standard of excellence.”

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About Elsevier / MC Strategies
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Elsevier / MC Strategies has been providing web-based training and education products and services to the healthcare industry since 1986. The company is a pioneer in providing e-learning solutions and serves a client base of over 1,300 healthcare organizations nationwide, including integrated health-delivery networks, hospitals, academic institutions and the federal government. We offer a wide range of courses to help nurses meet their clinical and professional education needs and as part of Elsevier Health Sciences, home to some of the world’s premier names in healthcare publishing such as Mosby and Saunders, our library continues to grow. For more information, please visit the Elsevier / MC Strategies website.

About The Communicator Awards:
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit www.communicatorawards.com for more information.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.iavisarts.org for a full member list and more information.
Please visit www.communicatorawards.com to view the full winners list.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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