Ostomy Nurse Harriet Pilert Presented with Annual Great Comebacks® Nurse Award at WOCN® 44th Annual Conference
Award recognizes exceptional care and dedication to ostomy patients
(PressMethod) - The Great Comebacks® Program today presented Harriet Pilert, RN, MS, COCN with the WOC Nurse Great Comebacks® Award at the opening ceremony of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society™ 44th Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC. The Great Comebacks® Program annually honors outstanding individuals, including the specialist WOC nurses who inspire their patients to live life to the fullest after ostomy surgery.
Pilert is an ostomy and continence nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. The award recognizes Pilert for the exceptional care she has provided to Jenn Stahl, the 2011 Great Comebacks® East Region Award recipient, as well as many other patients and their families.
Stahl suffered with painful bouts of Crohn's disease for 22 years and once said she "would rather die" than have ostomy surgery. In 2009 Stahl was told she no longer had a choice and was introduced to Pilert to help her through the surgery she had avoided for decades.
"I had a very difficult time when my doctor said I had to have ostomy surgery. Harriet came in and told me it was OK to cry with her and that we would go on from there when I was ready. She was so patient and understanding and her encouragement helped me to accept my new way of living and to focus on the benefits of ostomy surgery and better health," said Ms. Stahl.
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