April 18, 2013
Richmond, Va. (April 17, 2013) — Wendy Hendrick, R.N., BSN, OCN, clinical coordinator for infusion and pain management at Henrico Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Parham Doctors’ Hospitals, is the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Patient/Public Education Award by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).
The award recognizes Hendrick’s contributions in offering creative and innovative educational programming for her patients, their families and the surrounding community.
This is the third time that Hendrick has been honored by the ONS. Her previous awards include recognition in the areas of oncology certification and nurse leadership career development.
“My focus remains on improving healthcare and providing compassionate care to those who are in need,” said Hendrick. “To be recognized by an exceptional organization that continues to dedicate its work to the field of oncology nursing is truly humbling and I am honored to receive this award.”
Hendrick leads the extensive outreach educational and screening program at Henrico Doctors’ Cancer Center. The Cancer Outreach Program is a collaboration between the hospital and many community groups and churches providing innovative cancer screenings and education across a 75 mile radius.
Hendrick manages and coordinates treatment provided at Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals Infusion Centers. She also educates nurses on chemotherapy biotherapy administration by offering the two-day ONS course in the Richmond market and in Virginia.
She will present her work on developing a paperless scheduling system, during the ONS national conference in Washington, D.C., where she also will be recognized during the opening ceremonies of the annual ONS Congress.
As the president of the ONS Richmond Chapter, she collaborates with the American Cancer Society, Sister’s Network of Richmond Inc., Camp Kessem and Be the Match.
The Oncology Nursing Society is a professional organization of over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.