NADONA Announces New Partnership with Ocean Spray to Target Antibiotic Resistance

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Springdale, OH – November 14, 2017 – The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) recently announced a new public/private partnership with Ocean Spray Cranberries designed to target Antibiotic Resistance and improve Antibiotic Stewardship efforts in America's Long-Term Care and Post-Acute Care healthcare facilities. This partnership is focused on clinical education, research, and public policy and advocacy to improve Antibiotic Stewardship across the continuum of care. As part of this partnership, Ocean Spray is the exclusive sponsor of the new NADONA Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery, an innovative webinar series to assist healthcare facilities with implementing the Centers for Disease Control Core Elements, and a new annual award recognizing the most progressive Antibiotic Stewardship program nationally and also an Antibiotic Stewardship leader nominated by their facility. The inaugural winners will be announced at the 2018 NADONA Annual Conference being held June 22-27, 2018.

"NADONA is very excited about this new partnership to specifically reduce the impact of one of the single biggest public health threats of modern times-Antibiotic Resistance. Through this exclusive partnership, Ocean Spray Cranberries and NADONA have come together as mission-focused partners working together to reduce overall rates of Antibiotic Resistance and also promote public health by advancing Antibiotic Stewardship. These collaborations are critical to fighting these complex healthcare problems and advancing resident safety," says Dr. J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for NADONA.

Together, these types of partnerships between NADONA and Industry Strategic Partners such as Ocean Spray will advance public health, reduce infections, and reduce costs, which are instrumental to achieving the core tenants of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim.

About NADONA
NADONA has been the leading advocate and educational organization for Nurse Administrators, Nurse Executives, nurse managers and nurse decision makers in post acute care since 1986. With over 38 state chapters, it continues to be the premium nursing specialty organization, representing nurses working in the post acute care continuum. NADONA/LTC offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials; conferences; webinars; scholarships; Certification exams for the: Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse, Infection Prevention and Control, Assisted Living Nurse and Certified Geriatric Diabetic Nurse; a mentoring program, a Nurse Administrator Field Guide, an LPN Field Guide, an Academy of Fellows for certified nurses, a DON review for the Certification exam, a monthly e-newsletter, and a quarterly journal, 'The Director,' along with a Facebook page, LinkedIn group, website and Nurses Lounge. For more information about NADONA/LTC and or their Nurse Administrator of the year awards, please contact their offices at: 800-222-0539, or visit www.nadona.org.

About Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the North American bottled juice category. The cooperative's cranberries are currently featured in more than a thousand great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 100 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, employees and the environment. For more information visit: www.oceanspray.com or www.oceanspray.coop.

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