Title: Clinical Auditor-Corporate Compliance and Integrity
Company: Pikeville Medical Center
Location: Grundy, Virginia, United States
Rhonda Valerie Anderson, RN, Clinical Auditor for Corporate Compliance and Integrity at Pikeville Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in oncology.
Ms. Anderson cares about people and always wanted to pursue a field where she could help them. The area that she focused on was the oncology department because where she lived they did not offer those services. Many things that she has done she was the first to do them: she was the first to train for that department, the first to bring those services to the families in her county and her state because they did not have chemotherapy in rural Virginia. The offer to bring the services to her city presented itself and she was willing to go for it and make it happen. Ms. Anderson started out by earning her LPN from Buchanan County School in 1983. From there, she took coursework at East Tennessee State University from 1983 to 1984, before earning an associate’s degree in nursing from Southwest Virginia Community College in 1992. She was also certified in chemotherapy administration by the Massey Cancer Center in 1992. Ms. Anderson is a registered nurse in the state of Virginia.
Ms. Anderson is very proud of her family and the patients she was able to care for who have left footprints on her heart. She thinks about her patients, especially her chemotherapy and cancer patients because they really touched her heart. Establishing the only nurse-model outpatient oncology department in rural southwest Virginia was her greatest accomplishment. Ms. Anderson started her career as a nursing assistant in a private practice pediatrics office in 1982 and a private practice obstetrics office from 1982 to 1983. In 1983, she joined Buchanan General Hospital as an LPN and moved on to a charge nurse, then became the oncology nurse coordinator and staff nurse. She was also an obstetric nurse and the acute care charge nurse. While working at Buchanan General Hospital, Ms. Anderson also worked as a private deputy nurse, a field nurse, and a patient care coordinator for home health services and an emergency department care coordinator for Clinch Valley Medical Center. She is currently a clinical auditor for corporate compliance and integrity at Pikeville Medical Center.
Ms. Anderson has devoted her time as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She also participated as a member of the Grundy Women’s Club from 2000 to 2007, a member of Friends of the Library from 2000 to 2007, as an advisory board member of the Women’s Health Coalition on Breast and Cervical Cancer from 1994 to 1997 and a member of the retention and recruitment committee at Buchanan General Hospital from 1992 to 1996. Ms. Anderson filmed a commercial to advertise the oncology department at Buchanan General Hospital. She also developed and wrote a brochure to be used in advertising and public awareness of the oncology department.
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