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The WCA team is joined by award-winning actress and director Kathy Bates at the 2nd annual USC Multidisciplinary Approach to Lymphedema and Related Disorders Symposium. A two-time cancer survivor, Bates is also a lobbyist and activist for the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN), an organization dedicated to fighting lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research, and advocacy.
Pictured from left to right: Christina Le, WCA Chief Nursing Officer; Casey Carroll, Program Director at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Wound Care Program; Vanessa Ploessel, WCA Director of Denials Management; Chelsea Mattner, LVN; the Honorable Ms. Bates; and Mary Brightwell, RN and Clinical Manager at the Center for Wound Care, Placentia-Linda Hospital. WCA sponsored the symposium.