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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - Chris Evert Children’s Hospital Celebrates National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses’ Day

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Chris Evert Children’s Hospital will celebrate the first annual National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day on September 8, 2010 by holding a patient and family educational session at the hospital to raise awareness about pediatric oncology. 

National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses’ Day was established by APHON (Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses), the professional organization for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and other pediatric hematology/oncology healthcare professionals. Its members are dedicated to promoting optimal nursing care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders, and their families.

 “We are thrilled to be able to honor our pediatric hematology/oncology nurses on this special day,” said Heather Miller, Pediatric Oncology/ Pediatric Palliative Care nurse manager at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. “It’s also an opportunity to increase awareness about the treatment options available for patients. We have a devoted staff that makes an impact on a daily basis. Some may see this as a difficult field to work in, but it is truly rewarding.  I am proud of my team here at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, and can’t think of a better day to celebrate their dedication to the nursing practice.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world-class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group.