Vicki Caraway, nurse and esteemed health leader, RN, BSN, MBA, NE-BC, has been appointed chief nursing officer at the Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida.
Ms. Caraway has over 32 years of oncology nursing experience. Most recently, she was Vice President of Nursing Research and Care Management at sister companies Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) and American Oncology Network. There, she established the first FCS-wide genetic counseling program and the first FCS palliative/supportive care program.
Previously, she spent 28 years at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where she held numerous leadership positions, leading organization-wide strategic initiatives in nursing, revenue cycle, operations and research. She also oversaw the planning, construction and opening of Moffitt’s 207,000 square foot outpatient satellite facility on the McKinley campus. Ms. Caraway began her nursing career in Athens, Georgia, where she cared for patients in the surgical and neurology units. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tampa and her MBA from St. Leo University.
At the Miami Cancer Institute, Ms. Caraway’s responsibilities will include overseeing all nursing functions and ensuring safety, quality and high patient and staff satisfaction, and excellence in nursing care.
“Our Miami Cancer Institute team is dedicated to providing world-class patient care through empathy and compassion. Vicki is deeply committed to continuing to evolve the way our team cares for our patients and we know her passion for patient support and out-of-the-box thinking will enable our team to be even more empowered,” said Michael J. Zinner, CEO and Medical Director. director.
Mark Davis, MD, chief operating officer of the Miami Cancer Institute, noted that Ms. Caraway has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to delivering patient-centered care through a team approach. “These areas of focus are essential to us and we are very proud to have Vicki join our dedicated team,” he said.
With an interest in nursing mentorship and palliative and supportive care, Ms. Caraway is a member of the Florida Palliative Care Coalition and winner of the 2018 Diversity Award. She is active on many professional committees and enjoys volunteering, spending time with her husband, John, and their family, traveling, antiquing and renovating houses.
About Miami Cancer Institute
The Miami Cancer Institute brings South Florida access to personalized clinical treatment and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. The Institute offers an impressive list of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the best cancer centers in the country. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that provides South Florida patients with access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those of MSK.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the region’s largest health care organization, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 ambulatory care centers, urgent care facilities and physician offices covering the Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Connect with your customers and grow your business