HMHEB Oncology Nurses Become Nationally Certified
11/30/2005

BEDFORD, Texas – Four nurses from the Oncology Care Unit at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital recently passed their certification exams to become nationally certified oncology nurses.

Sandra Hutton, R.N., Mariamma Chacko, R.N., Sharon Overath, R.N., and Elaine Sasser, R.N., earned their Oncology Nurse Certification (OCN) after passing a rigorous examination that tested their knowledge of oncology nursing. Certification is a voluntary process that signifies a nurse demonstrates both specialized knowledge and experience in cancer care.

They earned their certification through the 
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, a non-profit group that promotes and provides oncology nursing certification. The nurses are certified for four years, after which they must renew their certification through an exam or by completing ongoing continuing medical education.

About Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital
Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, a member of Texas Health Resources, is a 284-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. Services provided at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital include outpatient surgery, women's services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery and a dedicated cardiac care unit, cardiac rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational health services, psychiatric and addiction treatment and pediatrics.