Four Fox Chase – East Norriton Nurses Receive 2021 Excellence in Nursing Award From Main Line Today

2021 Top Nurses (left to right), Kimberly Berman, Valerie Heron, Maureen Sims, and Nicolas Hoover
2021 Top Nurses (left to right), Kimberly Berman, Valerie Heron, Maureen Sims, and Nicolas Hoover

PHILADELPHIA (May 3, 2021) – Main Line Today has honored four Fox Chase Cancer Center – East Norriton nurses with their 2021 Excellence in Nursing Award. Nurses from Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties were nominated for their dedication and contributions throughout 2020. Fellow nurses from the region voted on the selections.

“This distinction is a great honor for Fox Chase in general and for the East Norriton campus specifically. That the nurses honored are from a variety of areas, including infusion, medical oncology, and radiation oncology, underscores the fact that Fox Chase nursing offers excellence across the board,” said Anna Liza Rodriguez, MSN, MHA, RN, OCN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing and patient services at Fox Chase.

The following nurses are being honored:

  • Kimberly Berman, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Valerie Heron, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Nicolas Hoover, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Maureen Sims, RN, BSN, OCN

Main Line Today is a regional magazine focusing on Philadelphia’s suburban Main Line and western suburbs. The nurses will be honored in Main Line Today’s May 2021 issue. There will also be an awards dinner held in October.

Fox Chase’s East Norriton facility opened in May of 2018 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and offers access to Fox Chase’s specialized team of surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hematologists/oncologists, and genetic counselors in a community setting, allowing individuals to be treated closer to home.

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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