Spring 2017

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Hi Everyone, It is hard to believe that I am President already! I started out in OCRA on the nominating Committee, then served for two consecutive years as Secretary. I am excited to see what new and exciting things 2017 has in store for OCRA. Read More

Winter 2016

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Hi Everyone,
It’s hard to believe that we are already into a new year. I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to spring when we start having more daylight and we are able to enjoy the outdoors more.

I will try and keep this message short.

Just to give a little background on myself for those who don’t know me. I started in the registry at Legacy Health Emanuel in 2004. I was working part-time in the Cancer Day Treatment Infusion Center at Legacy Good Sam when I was asked by the director at the time if I would like to help with the follow-up. I did this for a few months when I was offered to do it full time. Read More

Winter 2015

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Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope everyone will have a great holiday season. It is hard to believe 2016 will be here in just 3 weeks.

I have enjoyed serving as your President this past year.

The Executive Committee did an excellent job meeting the challenges this year. And I want to thank them for all their hard work. Their dedication and hard work made my job easier to do. Read More

Summer 2015

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It's May and the flowers are blooming and the sun has been shinning, so the year is off to a good start.

And like the weeds in the garden, my thoughts are just popping up on what has been happening since the last newsletter.

I thought April’s presentation was informative regarding TNM staging. I hope many of you were able to attend. Read More

Spring 2015

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It is hard to believe that I am the new President of this organization. I appreciate the Executive Committees that have come before, and I already have a greater respective for those that have previously served.

The promise of spring is in the air as I write this, and we have a promise of a good year for OCRA. I aspire to be an effective President and will rely on the members of OCRA to make this a good year for all of us. Read More

Winter 2014

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I have asked myself a dozen times lately “Where does the time go?” Again, as I pass the gavel to our 2015 president Shannon Ramos, I am thinking how fast this year seemed to fly by.

It has been an honor to hold office in our organization and I want to thank you for your support. I would especially like to thank the Executive Committee for their dedication and commitment to OCRA. Read More

Fall 2014

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Happy Autumn Cancer Registrars,
I hope you enjoyed the Fall Conference as much as I did. What a wonderful way to network with coworkers, learn new ways to do old things; learn about implementing standards and so much more. Connie and Carol and the education committee did a terrific job.

The ice-bucket challenge was too funny and too cold. My family could not believe I actually did it! OCRA sent a challenge to WSTRA to participate and I can’t wait to see what they say! For any of you who were unable to attend, or participate, it is on You-tube! Read More

Summer 2014

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Greetings OCRA Friends,
Many of our members were able to attend NCRA in Nashville this year. We had a few challenges there without wifi, but even so, I think everyone who attended felt that there were some great speakers and valuable information shared. I was particularly interested in hearing Asa Carter from CoC review the new Standards and clarify a few points. One continuing theme throughout the conference was that
our work is valuable and quality reporting is essential. There was a lot of focus on NCDB, RQRS and implementing the new Standards. Read More

Spring 2014

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I would wager that all of you are ready for winter to be over as much as I am. Our weather is such a tease, rain one day, storm the next followed by one day of sunshine! That would give anyone Spring fever right? Read More