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ID Care Nurse Practitioner Earns National Award

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – ID Care, New Jersey’s largest infectious diseases medical group, is honored to announce that ID Care Nurse Practitioner Deborah Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN received the New Jersey State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  Ms. Winters accepted the award at the recent AANP 27th National Conference in Florida. The award recognizes a nurse practitioner who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, education, and community affairs.  
Ms. Winters serves as the ID Care Clinical Training Specialist overseeing a grant through Columbia University – NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center while also serving as the Senior Nurse Advisor with I-TECH (International Training and Education Centers for Health) in Ethiopia, South Africa, and Malawi.
“I began working in Ethiopia nearly ten years ago and more recently going to South Africa and Malawi,” Ms. Winters said.  “In Africa, the nurses run the clinics and they handle so much more than just HIV.  Our training gives them the knowledge and confidence to treat these patients and it’s paid off in terms of lives saved.   Now parents are surviving to take care of their children.  It’s still a challenge but I’ve gained so much from my experience.”
As a clinical nurse mentor in third world countries, Ms. Winters has prepared hundreds of nurses to provide high quality care and helped to build and transition mentoring programs so they can be operated by local health care personnel.
Nurse Winters also provides training in HIV disease management and clinical mentoring to HIV care providers and auxiliary staff at clinics and community health centers in Middlesex, Hunterdon, and Somerset Counties.  She also represents ID Care on HIV services planning committees in Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties.  On a regional and national level, she represents ID Care through the AIDS Education and Training Centers and has served as a member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care for 25 years.
PHOTO CAPTION: ID Care Nurse Practitioner Deborah Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN
PRESS CONTACT: Rich Reitman, 908-526-1390 or 908-400-6061
I.D. CARE is the most comprehensive group of Infectious Disease specialists in the State of New Jersey and the second largest of its kind in the country, with 32 physicians all board certified in Infectious Diseases. The practice has nine locations in Hillsborough, Somerset, Wayne, Randolph, Cedar Knolls,Old Bridge, West Long Branch, Union and Pennington,  New Jersey and has affiliations with 90 medical facilities including hospitals, long-term and sub-acute care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers providing patient care and infection control consultations.
I.D. CARE provides management and care of patients with all kinds of infection including sepsis, Lyme Disease, Cellulitis, Hepatitis, HIV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, post-surgical infections, slow healing wounds, fever, etc. Travel Care, a subsidiary of ID Care, provides a full range of in-depth travel consultations, vaccinations, inoculations, presecriptions and safety advice.

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