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Nursing

The skilled nurses at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) foster an atmosphere that embodies the Mother Standard® of care—the patient-focused principle upon which CTCA® was founded. Our nurses create an environment that supports teamwork, work-life balance, employee engagement and professional development, which reflect our hospital’s commitment to providing quality, patient-centered care.

Hospital Achievement Awards of Pennsylvania

Each year, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) recognizes hospitals and health systems for their innovation and commitment to patient care with its annual Achievement Awards. Recently, two of our inpatient nursing teams were recognized for their contributions to patient safety, earning HAP’s Optimal Operations Award and In Safe Hands Award.

Learn more about the HAP awards

Gold Snapshot Award Society of Critical Care Medicine

Our hospital’s intensive care team recently won the Gold Snapshot Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for its abstract (a summary review of a research project), Sustaining Positive Outcomes with a Progressive Upright Mobility Program Protocol in Cancer Patients. This award recognizes excellence in critical care research.

DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses

The DAISY Award Foundation was established by a patient’s family who wanted to find a way to thank nurses and honor the work they do for patients and families every day. DAISY partners with health care organizations to recognize nurses’ clinical skills and compassion.

Recent DAISY Award recipients at CTCA Philadelphia include:

  • Stephanie Ashton, BNS, RN, CCRN, HN-BC (ICU): “The patient was so happy that Steph took the time to make her feel more comfortable in her surroundings while staying here for three weeks of treatment.” – from DAISY Award nomination letter
  • Cheryl Butman, BSN, RN, OCN (Nurse Navigator): “Cheryl’s actions were all done quietly and without fanfare, but I know these patients felt like the one starfish who was rescued from the storm.” – from DAISY Award nomination letter

Learn more about the DAISY Awards

Embarking on our Journey to Magnet Excellence® 

The Magnet Recognition Program® is considered the gold standard of nursing excellence, recognizing health care organizations that provide high-quality patient care and professionalism in the nursing practice. Of the more than 5,000 hospitals in the United States, fewer than 7 percent are Magnet-designated. In 2017, CTCA in Philadelphia formally began the extensive process to become one of them.