Four advanced practice registered nurses at the WVU Cancer Institute achieved Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) certification.
Congratulations to Adrienne Duckworth, Samantha Hall, Amy Maust, and Brenda Overstreet.
Oncology nursing certification is the formal recognition of specialized knowledge, skills, and experience in oncology nursing. It is demonstrated by achieving standards identified by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC®) to promote health outcomes. Certification assures the public a nurse has completed all eligibility criteria to earn this credential. It also promotes the development of oncology specialized nursing by establishing minimum competency standards and recognizing those who have met the standards.
The list was updated on March 4.
WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital has been nationally recognized as an approved NPF Center by the National Pancreas Foundation. NPF Centers are awarded after a rigorous audit review to determine that an institution’s focus is on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life. “We are honored to have been designated as NPF Center for treatment of pancreatitis,” William Hutson, MD, section chief of WVU Medicine Gastroenterology and Hepatology, said. “Having the NPF Center designation will help distinguish Ruby Memorial Hospital as an institution whose focus is on providing the best and most innovative care possible.” An approved NPF Center has to meet the criteria that were developed by a task force made up of invited subject matter experts and patient advocates. The criteria include having the required expert physician specialties, such as gastroenterologists, pancreas surgeons, and interventional radiologists, along with more patient-focused programs, such as a pain management service, psychosocial support, and more. “We are thrilled to expand our NPF Centers of Excellence Program to better serve the needs of patients suffering from pancreas disease,” David Bakelman, CEO of the National Pancreas Foundation, said. “The NPF Centers of Excellence Program is one of the pillars of NPF, and we are looking forward to working with our current and new Centers.”
The 2021 Bob Huggins Fish Fry will be held virtually this year from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, and broadcast live from Triple S Harley Davidson in Morgantown. The virtual event includes special presentations, auctions, and exclusive commentary. The star-studded special guest lineup includes founder and CEO of Barstool Sports Dave Portnoy, ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, WVU great Da’Sean Butler, and others to be announced.