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Nurses' Week at Fox Chase Cancer Center Celebrated Yearly Achievements, Friendship and Fun!

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2007) — In celebration of National Nurses' Week, Fox Chase Cancer Center held a variety of events, including an awards ceremony, dinner with guest speaker and ice cream bar. Weeklong festivities honored the achievements, teamwork and dedication of every nurse to fulfill the mission of Fox Chase by reducing the burden of human cancer.

Several nursing excellence awards were presented at the awards ceremony, including the 25th annual Nursing Department Recognition Award to staff nurse Sandy Cochran, RN, BSN, CWOCN, and the first-ever Commitment to Excellence Award to nursing director Anne Jadwin, RN, MSN, CNA, AOCN.

Finally, congratulations were offered to many nurses for 20 years of service at Fox Chase as well as those completing the Graduate Nurse Transition Program (please see list below).

Twenty Years of Service:

  • Christine Amoroso
  • Christine Andrea
  • Constance Brophy
  • Maureen Colquhoun
  • Karen Davis
  • Monica Domenick
  • Joanne Dugan
  • Sandra Dyer
  • Carol Ann Ercolono
  • Terry Gara
  • Mary Luberda
  • Ann Pellegrino
  • Donna Rahill

Graduate Nurse Transition Program:

  • Lisa Craig
  • Anita Galacki
  • Caroline McIntyre
  • Tara Wasserman
  • Jacqueline Goodman
  • Lisa Horton

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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