Miami Cancer Institute Names Vicki Caraway, R.N., MBA, Chief Nursing Officer
MIAMI, FL – March 28, 2022 – Esteemed nurse and healthcare leader Vicki Caraway, R.N., BSN, MBA, NE-BC, has been appointed chief nursing officer at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida.
Ms. Caraway has more than 32 years of oncology nursing experience. Most recently, she was vice president of Nursing Research and Care Management at Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) and American Oncology Network, sister companies. While there, she established the first FCS-wide genetic counseling program and the first FCS palliative/support care program.
Previously she spent 28 years at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where she served in many leadership roles, heading strategic organizational-wide 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 neuro units. She earned her BSN in nursing from the University of Tampa and her MBA from St. Leo University.
At Miami Cancer Institute, Ms. Caraway’s responsibilities will include overseeing all nursing functions, and assuring safety, quality, and high patient and staff satisfaction, as well as nursing excellence.
“Our team at Miami Cancer Institute is dedicated to providing world-class quality patient care, through empathy and compassion. Vicki is deeply committed to continue evolving the way our team cares for our patients and we know her passion for patient support and out-of-the-box thinking will empower our team even further,” said Michael J. Zinner, CEO and executive medical director.
Mark Davis, M.D., COO of Miami Cancer Institute, noted that Ms. Caraway has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to patient-centric care delivery advanced with a team-based approach. “These areas of focus are critical 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 in numerous professional committees and enjoys volunteering, spending time with her husband, John, and their family, traveling, antiquing and home renovations.
About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology programs in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. 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 affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.