Upstate Cancer Center announces creation of the Beth Baldwin Oncology Nurse Award
The Upstate Cancer Center has created a new award in recognition of Beth Baldwin, the executive director of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
The Beth Baldwin Oncology Nurse Award will honor an individual that highlights the sentiment of the Oncology Nursing Society: “a nurse with the perfect mix of expertise and compassion who works to provide hope and comfort to those facing the unimaginable.”
Upstate employs more than 100 oncology nurses in various units from adult hematology/oncology to radiation oncology, both in the hospital outpatient settings.
Upstate said it is fitting to name such an award after Beth Baldwin, as she “represents the quintessence of hard work and dedication to breast cancer patients. Oncology nurses are synonymous with devotion and a personalized approach to every individual patient.”
Beth Baldwin has been a tireless community volunteer and advocate for breast cancer research. She helped found the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, named for her mother, which to date has raised more than $4 million for breast cancer research at Upstate. Beth Baldwin’s support of patients is moving and widely known, often taking time to meet with patients in waiting rooms and their homes to offer encouragement and guidance. Among Beth Baldwin’s honors is the New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award.
The Beth Baldwin Nurse Oncology Award will be presented for the first time in 2024.
Beth Baldwin will be recognized at the Upstate Cancer Retreat May 19, which will feature more than a dozen cancer research presentations.
Caption: Beth Baldwin, the executive director of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, named for her mother, will be honored by Upstate with the creation of the Beth Baldwin Oncology Nurse Award to be presented annually to an outstanding oncology nurse at Upstate.