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Jackie Allard is a wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurse at Methodist Hospital. She’s one of ten WOC nurses who float between Methodist and University Hospitals. “Research has shown that hospitals that employ WOC nurses have increase patient satisfaction, increases in bedside nurse satisfaction… decreased hospital-acquired pressure injuries and decreased length of stay for patients,” said Jackie. “I love just the satisfaction I get when I can help that patient out who is sitting in a world of fear… and then when I can get them to accept the ostomy and be able to care for it is a very rewarding thing.”