Care Management Journal Profiles UroMed Catheter Supplies Founder Bert Burns & Spinal Cord Injury

Top Quote The July issue of Care Management, published by the Academy of Certified Case Managers, features an article on UroMed founder Bert Burns. The article, "Managing the Care Complexity of Spinal Cord Injury," is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 21, 2011 - The July 2011 issue of Care Management, the bimonthly journal of the Academy of Certified Case Managers, features an article that profiles UroMed founder Bert Burns and his recovery after a car accident caused him to become a quadriplegic. The article, "Managing the Care Complexity of Spinal Cord Injury," is approved for 4 hours of CEUs by the Commission for Case Manager Certification and the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission.

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    "We are humbled that the Academy of Certified Case Managers would choose to share Bert's story with their members as a way to help clinicians better manage the care complexity of spinal cord injury. At UroMed, we continually strive to share educational resources with our customers and their care providers with the goal of improving patient health outcomes and overall quality of life," said Craig Stevens, CEO and President of UroMed.

    Bert Burns became a quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create UroMed. Lead by Bert's vision, UroMed has become one of the nation's leading urological medical supply companies by providing unmatched service to individuals in need of urological and continence care products.

    Burns also leads a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. In 2010, the non-profit program helped more than 600 medical professionals, patients, former patients and family members with information, advice and encouragement and LASCI expects to more than double that number in 2011. Join the Life After Spinal Cord Injury online support community on Facebook at:

    Many of UroMed's employees have a personal connection to understanding their customers' urinary health and incontinence needs, as 20% of UroMed's customer care associates either has a disability or has a family member with a disabling condition. Most of UroMed's customers experience urological or incontinence issues, and have conditions like Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Transverse Myelitis or Multiple Sclerosis.

    Customers who order intermittent catheters, urological supplies and continence care products at receive complimentary home delivery along with a wide range of support services from UroMed, including hassle-free insurance billing. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-841-1233.

    For more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, contact Lisa Wells at 1-800-841-1233 or lwells ( @ ) uromed dot com dot

    About the Academy of Certified Case Managers
    The Academy of Certified Case Managers [ACCM] is the nation's largest membership organization for certified case managers. ACCM enables its members to maintain their certification by making available a stream of continuing education as home study programs. New programs are published bi-monthly in the Academy's official journal CareManagement. Visit for more information.

    About UroMed
    Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation's leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has eight staffed regional offices located in and around the following metro areas: Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer's initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-841-1233.

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