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Client Relationship Director, CHAMPS Oncology

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October 09, 2014 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Employees Named 2014 OCRA Officers



OCRA OfficersOn Friday, Sept. 26, four CHAMPS Oncology employees were installed as Ohio Cancer Registration Association (OCRA) officers at the 44th Ohio Cancer Registrar Association Annual Meeting, “Certified Cancer Registrars Stepping into a New Era."

The newly installed OCRA officers include:

  • President, Laura Vondenhuevel, BS, RHIT, CTR, cancer registry system coordinator, CHAMPS Oncology
  • Vice President, Karen Ellwood, RHIT, CTR, CPC, cancer information specialist, CHAMPS Oncology
  • Regional Director, Patty Jurecko, CTR, cancer information specialist, CHAMPS Oncology
  • Secretary, Melissa Smith, BA, RHIT, CTR, director of client services, CHAMPS Oncology

In addition to the above employees becoming OCRA officers, CHAMPS Oncology’s Toni Hare and CHAMPS Patient Experience / Santalucia Group's Toya Gorley spoke at the event, which was held at the Holiday Inn located in Strongsville Sept. 24 to 26.

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About CHAMPS Oncology
In this transforming healthcare environment of patient-centered care, CHAMPS Oncology - like cancer program administrators, clinicians, industry leaders - understands the importance of quality cancer information for administrative planning, clinical outcomes and performance measures to improve quality of cancer care. CHAMPS Oncology’s team of cancer information specialists and multi-credentialed certified tumor registrars (CTRs) strategically partners with cancer programs nationwide offering customized strategies and solutions that best complement the respected cancer programs they are privileged to assist. CHAMPS Oncology specializes in cancer information management, cancer program consulting, informatics, data quality and education, and quality initiatives. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and to ERC’s Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more about CHAMPS Oncology, please contact Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, Commission on Cancer-trained consultant and vice president, at 216.255.3716 or via email.