BUFFALO, NY —Two senior members of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute(RPCI) nursing staff were honored at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Nursing’s eighth annual Alumni Luncheon today at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, Buffalo.
Maureen Kelly, RN, MS, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at RPCI, received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service and Joanne McVey, MSN, RN, Director of Patient Care Services and Nurse Administrator, received the Distinguished Preceptor Award. Kelly was honored as a champion of nursing and of nursing education as a vehicle for providing outstanding patient care. And McVey, in her role as a clinical preceptor for UB’s senior nursing students, implemented the first dedicated education unit in a specialized cancer hospital.
“Our nurses have taken a leadership role in every facet of Roswell Park’s operations, so it’s no surprise to see two of them honored for their service and leadership by one of our key community partners,” said Donald L. Trump, MD, FACP, RPCI’s President and CEO. “The School of Nursing has selected two very worthy honorees; Maureen and Joanne are two of the best examples I can think of for nursing students to emulate.”
The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager