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Deborah Falconi, MSN, RN, OCN

Administrator, Tactical Relationships and Implementation, WVU Cancer Institute

Deborah Falconi, RN, MSN, OCN, has spent close to 30 years in healthcare – the last 22 in healthcare administration. She serves as the assistant vice president of operations and strategy at the WVU Cancer Institute. She provides leadership and oversight of clinical operations for the 34-bed Surgical Oncology Unit, 20-bed Medical Oncology Unit, and 12-bed Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. She also manages the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Infusion Center, and 14 outreach clinic sites.

Falconi spent the first five years of her career as a registered nurse at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in the fields of medical/surgical, gynecology/oncology, and oncology/hematology nursing. With the hospital having the only Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in West Virginia, she had the privilege of discharging the first bone marrow transplant patient in October 1992. In 1994, she became the clinical coordinator for Oncology Services and transitioned into management in 1996 as the manager of Ruby’s Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant units, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, and Infusion Center. Three years later, she became the director, and in 2012, she was named clinical administrator for Cancer Services.

Falconi earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fairmont State University. In 2001, she obtained a Master of Science in Nursing with specialization as a family nurse practitioner, from West Virginia University.

Falconi is adjunct faculty member in the WVU School of Nursing. She holds a national certification in oncology nursing (OCN).


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