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CCONS-COLUMBUS CHAPTER ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY


CCONS 2016 KALEIDOSCOPE OF ONCOLOGY CARE CONFERENCE



Enjoying Spring Conference at Quest Conference Center

50 YEARS OF NURSING


Congratulations and thank you to SHIRLEY BLANTON for your 50 years of nursing service!!!

CCONS' Night at the Museum



CELEBRATING NURSING MAY 2015

CCONS BUCKEYES in PITTSBURGH



July 2015 ONS Leadership Conference

CCONS IN ACTION


CCONS 2013 KALEIDOSCOPE OF ONCOLOGY CARE CONFERENCE



CCONS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION


Senator Sherrod Brown Congressional Record Statement, April 1, 2014


RECOGNIZING ONCOLOGY NURSES Mr. President, I wish to congratulate the Columbus Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society, or CCONS, on a legacy of excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care. CCONS’ 25th Annual Spring Conference, ‘‘Kaleidoscope of Oncology Care,’’ will be held on April 3, and in May, during Oncology Nursing Month, the society will celebrate its 30th anniversary. I would like to take a moment to reflect on the work and achievements of this valued organization and to especially recognize CCONS’ president, Bertie Ford, for her leadership. Since 1984, CCONS has worked to lead the transformation of cancer care. Its members are leaders in their communities and represent the most effective cancer care advocates in their workplaces. These oncology nurses are vital supports of patient-centered interventions, leveraging clinical knowledge and technology every day to provide the highest quality cancer care to patients not only in Columbus but across Ohio. We are making progress in the fight against cancer. The 5-year survival rate for all cancers among adults is 68 percent—a marked improvement over the mid-1970s when it was 50 percent. But as cancer treatment becomes more complex, the health care system demands higher quality and more efficient care. As Congress works to increase patient access to quality health care, I praise the commitment of CCONS in fostering excellence in oncology nursing and in the care of cancer patients. My mother passed away in 2009 while in hospice care. I will never forget the nurses who took care of her in such a loving way when they didn’t know her personally until those last few weeks. It made all the difference in the world to her and our family. For that, I always thank nurses and others who care for those in need. Congratulations to CCONS on its 30th anniversary and for the important work its members do in Ohio’s communities every day.