CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading consumer digital and print media enterprise focused entirely on patients with cancer, has selected Christine Stone, M.S.N, RN, OCN, of Inova Loudoun Hospital as the winner of the 2018 CURE® Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing.
“We are honored to recognize Christine Stone for this year’s Extraordinary Healer®,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of MJH Associates, Inc., parent company of CURE Media Group. “Stone goes above and beyond the call of duty each day to help each of her patients, their families and caregivers.”
Stone is an oncology nurse navigator at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Life with Cancer program, the psychosocial and educational arm of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Falls Church, Virginia. Prior to her current role, she has dedicated her 27 years of nursing in the oncology field. Stone says that she learns something every day from her patients as she walks along the journey with them.
Stone was recognized last evening at an awards gala in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) Annual Congress. She was presented her award by Robin Roberts, co-anchor of “Good Morning America,” best-selling author and cancer survivor who also served as the event’s keynote speaker.
Founded in 2007, the Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing has received over 1,000 nominations and continues to grow each year. The winners and essays honored over the past 11 years have included men and women, adults and children, representing a variety of cancer centers and hospitals in many states. The 2018 finalists were Elizabeth Davis, B.S.N, RN, CPN, and Jackie Miller, B.S.N, RN, OCN.