Northwestern's Cystic Fibrosis Adult Care Center Honored for Excellence, Commitment to Quality Care
Northwestern’s clinic coordinator, Joanne Cullina, MSN, accepted the award on behalf of the entire care center team, which is directed by Manu Jain, MD, MS.
“It is a great honor for our team to receive this award,” Cullina said. “We are indebted to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for all of the work they have done for our patients. We look forward to our continued collaboration with the foundation, both nationally and locally, as we work towards the common goal of extending the lives of those living with CF.”
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced the award at the 28th annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC), held in early October in Atlanta. Northwestern was one of three adult care centers to be awarded the 2013-2014 Outstanding Partnership between a CFF Chapter and Care Center award. This is the first time Northwestern has won the award.
Northwestern University Adult Care Center, in partnership with Greater Illinois chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, helped to facilitate a new initiative to engage and activate the adult CF community through advocacy, event participation and committee involvement. Lori Yoder, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, initiated directives from the Illinois chapter adult engagement committee which led to adults living with CF having a stronger voice in the Chapter’s work.