EMHS Leader to Present at International Nursing Conference


Brewer, Me – (July 9, 2013) Amy Cotton, EMHS director of Operations and Senior Services Quality and nurse practitioner, has received the honor and distinction to present her research at the Sigma Theta Tau International twenty-fourth annual International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, July 22-26. Cotton is one of only two fellows from the first cohort of the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy invited to present.

“Providing exceptional care to older adults is an ever increasing need globally. We feel fortunate to have one of the leading geriatric nursing leaders in the nation who is working to transform the practice and policy of geriatric nursing right here in Maine,” commented Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPM, EMHS vice president of Continuum of Care.
Cotton will present her research on The Always/Never Care Model©: Improving Outcomes of Care for Older Adults. This research discusses EMHS’ Zero Defects initiative as a quality metrics/evidence based best practice for long term care. The materials will later be archived in the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library.
Cotton is a native of Hampden, Maine. She graduated from Bangor Christian High School and obtained her nursing degrees from the University of Maine and University of Southern Maine. Cotton is currently president of the National Gerontological Nursing Association. She was inducted into the Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing October 13, 2012.
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