Margaret Bellerjeau Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Margaret Bellerjeau, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CHTC
Margaret Bellerjeau, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CHTC

PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2018) – Margaret Bellerjeau, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CHTC, bone marrow transplant nurse coordinator, at the Fox Chase–Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program, received the 2018 Nursing Special Interest Group (SIG) Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT).

The ASBMT Nursing SIG gives the award annually to a member who has made continuous, high quality contributions to the field, and who has been practicing in the field of bone and marrow transplant for ten or more years. To be considered for the award, one must be nominated by his or her peers. Nominees are evaluated based on their publications, presentations, mentoring experience, and volunteer and leadership experience in professional organizations.

Bellerjeau received the award on February 22 at the ASBMT annual Tandem Meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has spent more than 20 years at Fox Chase -Temple, and is a longtime member of the Oncology Nursing Society and the ASBMT, where she serves on the Nursing Special Interest Group steering committee.

“It is a privilege to work with Margaret. Her commitment to nursing excellence and patient care has been instrumental in the success of our transplant program,” said Henry Fung, MD, FACP, FRCPE, director of the Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer 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 is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. 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 six 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. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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