Oncology Nursing Society Presents 2012 Employer Recognition Award to Moffitt Cancer Center

March 05, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. —The Oncology Nursing Society has selected Moffitt Cancer Center as the recipient of its 2012 Employer Recognition Award for large employers. This award recognizes employers who show exemplary support of their registered nurses working in oncology. The award will be presented during ONS’s 37th Annual Congress in New Orleans on May 3-6.

“As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt boasts nurses trained in various oncology subspecialties,” said Jane Fusilero, vice president and chief nursing officer of Moffitt. “In 2011, Moffitt celebrated 25 years of oncology nursing. ONS helps us support our mission ‘to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality care.’ We are honored to be recognized by the society.”

Moffitt recognizes its oncology nurses by rewarding those who become certified; offering two scholarships per year for nurses to attend the national ONS conference of their choice; granting three paid professional development days each year for nurses to attend professional conferences; and purchasing, using and disseminating ONS materials such as standards, guidelines, and other resources to their nurses.

As a large employer with more than 100 oncology nurses on staff, Moffitt also will be awarded four free registrations to an ONS educational activity, plus ONS bucks to be used for publications or other items.

Moffitt’s mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Moffitt’s Total Cancer Care™ program is a partnership among patients, doctors and researchers to improve all aspects of cancer prevention and care. The Total Cancer Care program combines information technology, 21st-century science and clinical care that can be personalized by matching the patient to the precise treatment. U.S. News and World Report has recognized Moffitt as one of the top 20 America’s Best Hospitals for cancer annually since 2002.

About Oncology Nursing Society

ONS is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.ons.org.

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Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer.