Tunnell Cancer Center is Recognized for its Professional Nursing Staff
The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation has recognized Beebe Medical Center's Tunnell Cancer Center for professionalism of its nursing staff. The majority of the nurses at Tunnell Cancer Center are certified oncology nurses, validating their knowledge and skills in working with cancer patients. This accomplishment reflects their focus on offering quality care.
The Commission on Cancer requires that nurses who work in comprehensive cancer centers achieve specialized oncology nursing knowledge and skills for the cancer center to maintain its accreditation status.
In June 2009, Tunnell Cancer Center was named a recipient of the 2008 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence. Tunnell Cancer Center is one of only 95 cancer programs across the nation, and the only one in Delaware, to earn this prestigious award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. In February 2009, the Commission granted Tunnell Cancer Center a Three-Year Approval with Commendation. It was the second time in a row that Tunnell Cancer Center has gained the coveted Commendation designation, although Tunnell Cancer Center has consistently received approval from the Commission.
Caption: Thirteen registered nurses at Tunnell Cancer Center hold an Oncology Nurse Certification. They are: back row, left to right: Sylvia Heinze, Nancy Burd, Janie Wells, Liz Wilson, Carolyn Merryman, Allison Clobes, Lori Koyanagi Front row, left to right: Isabel Benson, Suzanne Vazzano, Kathy Dillon, Debbie Taylor, Kari Souder, Debbie Crowell
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