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Wolters Kluwer Health posthumously honors Nursing Management Editor-in-Chief Richard Hader

The Congress begins boday at the Hilton Chicago; Inaugural Richard Hader Visionary Leadership Award recipient to be announced and the publication of Hader's 'Lessons from a Visionary Leader'

Philadelphia, PA (September 9, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals, researchers and students, is pleased to welcome hundreds of nurse leaders to the annual Nursing Management Congress2013, taking place from September 9-13 at the Hilton Chicago. The Congress is endorsed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, and other premier nursing societies. The event is sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Nursing Management journal.

One of this year's Congress highlights will be the inaugural recipient of the Richard Hader Visionary Leader Award, which honors a nurse leader who approaches nursing 'as both an art and a science by promoting caring and competence as the link between science and humanity.'

The Award is named for Nursing Management journal's longstanding and highly respected former Editor-in-Chief Richard Hader, PhD, NE-BC, RN, CHE, CPHQ, FAAN, who is being honored posthumously at the conference. During the Congress keynote session attendees will receive a free copy of a new book, Lessons from a Visionary Leader, a collection of best excerpts from nearly a decade editorials authored by Hader.

"Richard was a gifted leader dedicated to nursing practice and elevating healthcare leadership through his role as Nursing Management Editor-in-Chief," said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research. "If you were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with Rich during his 30-year career, it's likely that you benefitted from his leadership lessons to draw upon in your work."

Additional conference activities include nearly 95 poster sessions and an Ovid-sponsored dinner symposium, "Doing it All with Evidence: Meeting Standards and Maximizing Patient Outcomes," presented by Lisa Hopp, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Professor, Purdue University Calumet, College of Nursing.

Attendees can earn continuing education credit by participating in the symposium and going to http://www.econferencecenter.com, which features virtual CE courses. Visitors to the Wolters Kluwer Health - Lippincott Williams Wilkins booth have the opportunity to learn more and test drive the Nursing Management iPad® app and explore various nursing books, journals, and other resources.

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The book, Lessons from a Visionary Leader, will be available for purchase ($24.99US) at http://www.Amazon.com and http://www.NursingCenter.com.

Media are invited to attend the Congress; please contact Conference Manager Karyn Cousart at 215.628.7750.

About Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical, and UpToDate®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth.



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