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Hematology/Oncology Nurse of the Year Award

2015 Oncology Nurse of the Year

Congratulations Joy Moore!


The National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to name Joy Moore, RN as the 2015 Hematology/Oncology Nurse of the Year. Joy is a Staff Nurse in the Medical Oncology Unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Capital Area  Chapter also recognizes first runner-up Alexandra Taylor formerly of Inova Children's Hospital.


The Nurse of the Year award began eleven years ago and was started because of a desire to acknowledge nurses that make a difference in the treatment of patients and are at the forefront of patient care.  Patients, family members, professional colleagues, physicians and nurses may nominate their favorite oncology nurse.


Nomination Requirements:

  • Currently employed as a registered nurse with exceptional practice and experience caring for people with blood cancers.
  • Have two or more years experience in oncology nursing and caring of blood cancer patients.
  • Live or work in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area
  • Is not a board member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The winner will receive a $500 scholarship towards a professional conference of their choice, two tickets to the  Man/Woman of the Year Gala with limo service provided by Fleet Transportation, a spa package from a local day spa, an office luncheon, and much more.

An individual nominated in a previous year may be nominated again unless he or she has previously won this award. 


To nominate a candidate click here

To nominate a nurse for 2016 honors or for more information, please contact Hunter Gunn at or 703.399.2959.

Previous Nurse of the Year Winners

2014 Nurse of the Year

Michelle Caycedo


2013 Oncology Nurse of the Year

Eric Cohen

NOY 2013 Eric Small 2

2012 Oncology Nurse of the Year

Christina Urso

NOY2012Christina Urzo

2011 Oncology Nurse of the Year

Katarina Steacy

Dr. Sadak and Katarania

2010 Oncology Nurse of the Year

Kathleen Russell


last updated on Tuesday, March 17, 2015