Etris Associates, Inc.
Marie has been a clinically practicing Board Certified WOCN since 1982. She started an entrepreneurial business in 1984, Etris Associates, Inc., an independent wound ostomy nursing practice based in Philadelphia. Over the years, her practice was on staff at multiple hospitals in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. Etris was one of the first CWOCNs in her region to provide wound and ostomy services to skilled nursing facilities, LTACs, home health agencies, the Philadelphia Prison System, and to outpatients in Etris’ private office, before wound centers existed. She has been a primary investigator on multiple device and pharmaceutical clinical studies. She has published extensively and spoken internationally. In 1995 at NPUAP she presented the fact that pressure ulcers do not heal by stage which subsequently lead to profound changes throughout the field of wound healing. Marie has been a professional medical photographer for over 30 years. Her work has appeared in many professional journals and has been licensed by industry for educational print and video materials, product brochures and other advertisements. She is a proud recipient of the SAWC Founder’s Award and is the Chairperson of SAWC’s oral and poster abstracts for advanced clinical practice and emerging research.