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Vidant Health Phyllis DeAntonio honored by Oncology Nursing Society

March 03, 2017 posted by Amy Holcombe

GREENVILLE- The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), has selected Phyllis DeAntonio, system service line administrator – cancer care at Vidant Health, as the recipient of the 2017 ONS Linda Arenth Excellence in Cancer Nursing Management Award.

The award is named in memory of Linda Arenth, an active ONS and ONCC member who served as the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center’s first director of nursing. She created what is now a nationally known system to assign nursing services for different categories of patients with cancer. This award recognizes and supports excellence in both cancer nursing management and administration.

DeAntonio has 27 years of experience in oncological nursing at Vidant Health. She has been a member of the ONS since 1986 and is a current member of the ONS local Coastal NC Chapter. In her current role, she works to ensure high quality cancer care across the 29 counties of eastern NC.

Recipients of the award meet various criteria including, utilizing the ONS standards as management tools, demonstrating commitment to mentorship in cancer nursing management/administration, contributes to the specialty of cancer nursing administration through publications and program development, demonstrates leadership abilities and the ability to effectively utilize management theories and techniques.

“Phyllis is a team-builder and collaborator that lives and breathes the professional standards of nursing and leads others to do the same,” said Todd Hickey, chief strategic service line development and horizontal integration officer for Vidant Health. “Vidant Cancer Care is so very fortunate to have her as our nursing and clinical leader.”

DeAntonio will receive this national award at the ONS 42nd Annual Congress which will be held in Denver, Colorado in May 2017.

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