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Allina Health cancer researcher earns national honor

MINNEAPOLIS 04/30/2014--Karen K. Swenson, RN PhD AOCN®, manager and scientific advisor for the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, part of Allina Health, will receive the 2014 Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson ONS Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to Nursing Literature during the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress May 1 in Anaheim, Calif.

Karen Swenson smiles at the camera "This award has special meaning to me because I was honored to be able to work with Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson on the editorial board of the Oncology Nursing Forum. Her leadership and work ethic were amazing and inspired me to give back to the oncology nursing community through mentorship and publications," said Swenson.

Swenson's oncology nursing research has been widely published. Also, she is currently a reviewer for Nursing Research and associate editor and review board member for Oncology Nursing Forum.

Swenson received a PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Master of Science in Oncology Nursing at Rush University in Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In addition to her work at Allina Health, Swenson is a preceptor for graduate epidemiology students at the University of Minnesota.

About Virginia Piper Cancer Institute

The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, part of Allina Health, provides comprehensive care through all aspects of cancer prevention, early detection and treatment to help individuals maintain quality of life and find ways to live with and beyond cancer. The Institute was founded in 1990 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Clinical experts and experienced caregivers provide oncology care and services across the Allina Health system, and offer expert support to various affiliate locations.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at allinahealth.org.

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