Susan DiTaranto, RN, MHA, CPON

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Leadership & Memberships

    Memberships

    Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses, local and national member
    Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse, 2000-present
    Member, American Organization of Nurse Executives 
    Full Member, American Nurse’s Association

    Leadership

    2009 Nurse Manager Fellow, American Organization of Nurse Executives
    2005-2006 Department of Nursing Professional Practice Model, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Chair of Supporting Practice/Management Council during initial year of model
    Ongoing leadership role in educating entire Children’s Hospital community about shared governance, use of council structure and recognition of input from bedside nurses
    2003-2005 National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions
    1998-2000 Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    1996 - 2002 Breakthrough Collaborative to Reduce Adverse Drug Events, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

    Original Papers

    Rakow, C, Daniels, A, DiTaranto, S. A New Era in Pediatric Nursing: The Implementation of a Nursing Professional Practice Model. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2007;22(2):148.
    Womer, RB, Tracy, EM, Soo-Hoo, W, Bickert, B, DiTaranto, S. and Barnsteiner, JH. Multidisciplinary Systems Approach to Chemotherapy Safety: Rebuilding Processes and Holding the Gains. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2002; 20(24):4705-12.
    Tracy, EM, DiTaranto, S. Successful Control of Vancomycin-Resistant Transmission in a Pediatric Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. 2002;19(1):60-63.
    Tracy, EM, DiTaranto, S, Womer, RB. Evolution of a Rapid Hydration Protocol. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. 2004;21(1):22-26.
    Alderfer, MA, Mougianis, I, Barakat, LP, Beele, D, DiTaranto, S, Hwang, W, Reilly, AT, Kazak, AE. Family Psychosocial Risk, Distress and Service Utilization in Pediatric Cancer. Cancer. 2009;115:4339-49. 

    Posters & Presentations

    DiTaranto, S. A Celebration of the First Year of the Professional Practice Model. Nursing Grand Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2006.
    DiTaranto, S. Who Moved My Cheese, Navigating Organizational Change. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Clinical Nurse IV Forum, Philadelphia, PA, May, 2005.
    DiTaranto, S. Creating a Program to Mentor Staff in Poster Presentations. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Clinical Nurse IV Forum, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2005.
    DiTaranto, S. The Benefits of Professional Organization Membership. Panel Presenter, Nursing Grand Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2004.
    DiTaranto, S. Successful Reduction of Chemotherapy Adverse Drug Events. National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2004.
    DiTaranto, S. Stressbusters, Helping Pediatric Oncology Nurses Navigate the Rough Spots. Poster Presentation, Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2003.
    DiTaranto, S. Care of the Pediatric Patient Receiving Radiation Therapy. Fox Chase Cancer Center, August, 2002.
    DiTaranto, S. Effective Reduction and Prevention of Chemotherapy Errors. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses, Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN, October, 2001.
    DiTaranto, S. Nurse’s Role in Psychosocial Intervention. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Day, May 2001.
     

     

     

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    MHA - University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

    Board Certification

    Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON)

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Nurse Manager, Inpatient Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant

  • Centers and Programs