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New Cancer Registrar

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 3, 2014 – Shonnette Bennett has been selected to serve as a Registered Nurse Cancer Registrar at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

In this role, Bennett is responsible for capturing the data that informs cancer research, prevention and treatment programs. As a cancer registrar, Bennett will collect and code patient-level data for state and national cancer registries. These registries provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers and health officials so that they can better monitor and improve cancer treatment, conduct research and target cancer prevention and screening programs.

“My first love in nursing has always been oncology. My new role as a RN Cancer Registrar gives me an opportunity to explore it in a new way,” Bennett said. “Also, I am so blessed to work with such an amazing team. We are a close-knit family!”

Bennett previously served as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Research Coordinator where she was responsible for organizing the hospital’s cancer research program. This included recruiting cancer clinical trial participants, collecting research data, ensuring compliance and ensuring patient safety.

Bennett, a Samsula resident, earned an Associate of Science in Nursing and is a Registered Nurse. Additionally, she has earned the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) credential by the National Cancer Registrars Association’s Council on Certification. To earn this specialized certification, she had to successfully complete a comprehensive examination on principles of cancer data abstracting and coding, plus registry management, legal issues, specialized coding, anatomy, physiology, cancer histology, statistics and methodology. She joins nearly 7,000 others who have met the extensive education and work experience requirements for certification as a credentialed Cancer Registrar.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With more than 1,800 employees and employed physicians, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a nonprofit health-care organization committed to hope, health and healing. A recipient of the 2012 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for performance excellence, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in patient experience. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, an outpatient facility in Port Orange, and an imaging center in Ormond Beach. Additionally, Florida Hospital Oceanside is home to the area’s only inpatient rehabilitation facility with CARF accreditation for stroke care. For more information, call (386) 231-6000 or visit