CRANBURY, N.J., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CURE® Magazine, the leading consumer digital and print media enterprise focused entirely on patients with cancer, is proud to announce Jessica Kobs, BSN, RN, Sara Sargente, RN, ONC, and Janet Schadee, RN, MHA as finalists for the 2017 Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing, announced Michael J. Hennessy Jr, president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, the parent company of CURE® Magazine.
In making the announcement, Michael J. Hennessy Jr. said, "Our finalists have thrived in the challenging field of oncology nursing. They have gone above and beyond to provide the upmost care for their patients and have inspired many to do the same. We are proud to shine a light on these heroes and dedicate an evening to their ongoing efforts."
Each of these three finalists have dedicated their careers to helping cancer patients and their families and have showed incredible passion in the field of oncology nursing.
- Jessica Kobs, BSN, RN, works at the UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Kobs has been an oncology nurse at the children's hospital for eight years, where she loves her job and cannot imagine doing anything else.
- Sara Sargente, RN, ONC, is an Oncology Nurse Navigator for the Head & Neck Cancer Program and Bloodless Medicine Program at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York. Sargente provides support, education, guidance and coordination of care for her patients and their families from diagnosis to survivorship. As co-founder of the Oncology Nursing Society's local chapter, Sargente currently serves as its president and facilitates support groups through organizations such as Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer.
- Janet Schadee, RN, MHA, serves as a Urologic Oncology Nurse for the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, Schadee is a patient advocate where she helps patients in every aspect of their lives including cancer treatment, emotional support, coordination of care, research and health policy.
CURE® Magazine's Extraordinary Healer® Award dinner will feature a keynote address from award-winning actor, cancer advocate, and Breakaway from Cancer® Ambassador, Patrick Dempsey. In response to his mother's multiple bouts with ovarian cancer, Dempsey founded the Dempsey Center in Lewiston, Maine in 2008 with the intention of giving back to the community where he grew up, and where his mother first received cancer treatment. The Dempsey Center improves the quality of life for individuals, families and communities impacted by cancer through free support, education, complementary therapies, and prevention.
The 2017 Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing dinner will take place on May 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, and will be held in conjunction with the ONS 42nd Annual Congress. To register to attend, please visit: http://www.curetoday.com/extraordinaryhealer
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