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Clinical Administrative Director named for Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center


Vicki Koceja, RN-BC, BSN, MBA, OCN, FAAMA, PhD, has been appointed the Clinical Administrative Director for the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, opening this September on the Banner Gateway campus. She will join the cancer center team on Monday, Feb. 14.

“I feel privileged to welcome such an experienced oncology nurse to our cancer center team,” said Sheri Dahlstrom, RN, MSN, FACHE, Chief Nursing Officer at Banner Gateway Medical Center. “In her new role, Vicki will be responsible for the daily operations of clinical and support departments associated with the cancer center.”

Vicki began her career in Oncology nursing in 1985.  She is currently the Director of the Palliative Care Program at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Henderson, Nevada. She has experience in several hospitals and health systems developing, implementing and managing a variety of oncology programs including bone marrow transplant, oncology/hematology and palliative care.

Vicki holds an Oncology Nursing Certification from the Oncology Nursing Society, is board certified in pain management, and is fellowship trained in both pain management and end of life care. She is a certified trainer of the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Course, is certified through the National Consortium of Breast Centers as an Instructor of Breast Self Exam, and is a national trainer for the Generalist Hospice/Palliative Care Clinical Review.

Vicki has served as the President of the Greater Las Vegas Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society and the State Director for the American Academy of Medical Administrators. She volunteers with the Nevada Cancer Coalition, the American Cancer Society, the Nevada Breast Coalition, and the Nevada Ovarian Coalition.

Vicki has received numerous awards and accolades during her career. She holds a her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an MBA from Keller Graduate School in Chicago and a PhD in Health Administration from Kennedy Western University.

Banner Gateway Medical Center
Higley Road and US 60
1900 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
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