United Spinal Association hosted its National Chapter Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, on October 27-29, bringing together its chapter leaders from across the United States to discuss a multitude of topics that affect the spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI/D) community. Our friends at Hollister Incorporated were Titanium Level Corporate Sponsors and also attended the event.
United Spinal currently has 48 Chapters in 28 states including 6 regional coordinators. The strategies they develop through educational presentations, panel discussions, and round tables at this annual Chapter Leadership meeting help to strengthen their chapters and galvanize the organization to provide a clear path moving forward and to assist the large constituency of wheelchair users that they serve.
United Spinal Chapters are self-dependent organizations that share the goals of United Spinal Association and support them within a specified geographical region. Chapters support the SCI/D community by promoting health and well-being, promoting inclusion and independence, organizing local events and projects, advocating for rights and accessibility, and offering information and resources to their chapter communities.
“The National Chapter Leadership Meeting offers United Spinal’s key staff and chapter representatives the opportunity to collaborate on future initiatives to enhance our organization’s mission,” said James Weisman, United Spinal’s president and CEO.
“We are fortunate to have so many dedicated people who utilize each other’s skills and talents to support what we do,” he added.
United Spinal chapter representatives also had the opportunity at the event to share their program success stories with one another to generate new ideas for the upcoming year.
“Networking with the other chapters and learning about their ideas and what they do is empowering for us as a chapter,” said Reggie Bennett, head of United Spinal’s Las Vegas Chapter.
“Our chapters may have different programs, yet all share the same dedication to enhancing the lives of people with spinal cord injury/disease, their families, and those who provide their care,” said Nick LiBassi, United Spinal’s director of Chapter Relations.
To find a local United Spinal chapter, visit http://www.spinalcord.org/chapters/directory.
Hollister Incorporated Supports Continence Care & Advocacy Organizations
In addition to financially supporting events like the United Spinal Chapter Leadership Meeting, Hollister also helps consumers find and learn about organizations that strive to improve the lives of those managing bladder conditions.
A quick visit to the consumer-friendly Hollister Secure Start website can connect you with a variety of continence care organizations that are dedicated to assisting Wheel:Life members free of charge.
Whether you’re a patient, a caregiver, or a healthcare professional, if you have any questions about Hollister products or services, Hollister Secure Start representatives can help.
About United Spinal Assocation
United Spinal Association is the largest disability-led national non-profit organization founded by paralyzed veterans in 1946 and has since provided service programs and advocacy to improve the quality of life of those across the life span living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), post-polio syndrome and spina bifida.
United Spinal represents over one million individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders and has 48 state chapters, over 100 rehabilitation hospital members and nearly 200 support groups nationwide. Throughout its history, United Spinal Association has devoted its energies, talents and programs to improving the quality of life for these Americans and for advancing their independence. United Spinal Association is also a VA-recognized veterans service organization (VSO) serving veterans with disabilities of all kinds. Visit www.unitedspinal.org.
About Hollister Incorporated
Hollister Incorporated is an independently-owned global company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products, servicing over 90 countries. From the earliest days of our company, there has been a strong sense of community – a connection to people. That connection is embedded in the very fabric of our company, and as we continue to develop new products and services, we are focused on meeting the healthcare needs of people throughout the global community.
Hollister Continence Care helps give the gift of independence to people whose lives have been affected by spinal cord injury by developing exceptional research-driven urological products and services. We are committed to people and to helping empower their lives. Everything we do is informed by a single guiding principle: People First. Our products and services are testimony – first and foremost – to the assurance that quality of life needn’t be compromised by managing one’s continence. Learn more at www.hollister.com.