Two Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Nurses Receive Oncology Nursing Certificates

Coudersport, PA– Charles Cole Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is pleased to announce that the Nurse Manager of The Patterson Cancer Care Center at CCMH Theresa Robinson, RN, BA, OCN and Marcia Austin, RN, BSN, OCN recently renewed their national accreditation for another four years through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC).

Ms. Austin and Ms. Robinson successfully met all eligibility and testing requirements assigned by the ONCC Board to become certified in adult oncology nursing, reinforcing their commitment to providing quality care to cancer patients in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) is a non-profit organization that develops, administers, and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. ONCC was incorporated in 1984 and is governed by a Board of Directors, who represents various levels of certification in oncology nursing and the public at large. The mission of ONCC is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knowledge in oncology nursing and related specialties.

Ms. Austin has worked in the medical oncology department at The Patterson Cancer Care Center at CCMH for five years. She began working at the hospital in 1978.

Ms. Robinson started at CCMH in 1999 before transferring to The Patterson Cancer Care Center.

Since 2000, The Patterson Cancer Care Center at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital has been providing medical oncology via prescribed chemotherapy and IV therapy treatments as well as radiation oncology, biotherapy, immunotherapy, bone marrow biopsies, blood transfusions, therapeutic touch, education and support for patients and their families. The Patterson Cancer Care Center building is located on the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital campus at 1001 East Second Street in Coudersport. For details, call 814-260-5555 or visit www.charlescolehospital.com.