Fox Chase East Norriton Nurses Receive 2022 Excellence in Nursing Award From Main Line Today

June 24, 2022

Kimberly Berman, RN, BSN, OCN. Valerie Heron, RN, BSN, OCN. Nicolas Hoover, RN, BSN, OCN. Carol Shellock, RN, BSN, OCN. Christa Shine, BSN, RN. Maureen Sims, RN, BSN, OCN
Kimberly Berman, RN, BSN, OCN. Valerie Heron, RN, BSN, OCN. Nicolas Hoover, RN, BSN, OCN. Carol Shellock, RN, BSN, OCN. Christa Shine, BSN, RN. Maureen Sims, RN, BSN, OCN

PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2022)—Main Line Today has honored six Fox Chase Cancer Center – East Norriton nurses with their 2022 Excellence in Nursing Award. These exceptional professionals were nominated for their dedication and contributions throughout 2021. Fellow nurses from the region voted on the selections.

“This distinction is a great honor not only for the East Norriton campus, but all of Fox Chase Cancer Center. The fact that the nurses honored are from a variety of areas, including outpatient ambulatory, hematology and oncology, as well as nursing management, proves that Fox Chase nursing offers excellence across the board and is a testament to the work that our nurses do,” 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 were honored:

  • Kimberly Berman, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Valerie Heron, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Nicolas Hoover, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Carol Shellock, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Christa Shine, BSN, RN
  • Maureen Sims, RN, BSN, OCN

Main Line Today is a regional magazine focusing on Philadelphia’s suburban Main Line and western suburbs. The nurses were honored in the magazine’s May 2022 issue.

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 five 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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