Poillucci Named To TBJ List Of Top 20 Health Care Heroes

Victoria M. Poillucci, MSN, Med, ACNP-BC, APP team lead for Wake County oncology, has been named a 2019 Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) Health Care Hero.

“Working with cancer patients is a privilege that I am proud of every day,” shared Poillucci, who is also the recipient of a 2018 Duke Friends of Nursing award. “It is rewarding to be there during one of the most difficult times of a patient's life, showing him or her how hope and determination can overcome obstacles.”

Poillucci was nominated for the award by her peers Christy Page, MSN, RN, an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, and Rebecca Phillips, MSN, RN, a family nurse practitioner at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh and Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh.

“Victoria has not only had impact as a clinician,” wrote Page. “She is a dedicated nurse researcher who has contributed to numerous important studies that ultimately improve the care of oncology patients. In addition, one of Victoria’s greatest strengths is her ability to inspire and promote change as a leader. She has also proven to be a thoughtful and powerful advocate, partnering with others to grow programs in Wake County.”

Poillucci, who joined Duke in 2008, is one of 23 winners selected from healthcare institutions statewide. She will receive her award at a dinner celebration to be held at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, in Cary, on Thursday, March 14.

“This recognition shows me that my team appreciates my dedication to both nursing and to them,” Poillucci said. “To be chosen amongst many other talented and dedicated healthcare professionals is a true honor.”