PINEHURST – Lynn Agee has been named oncology patient navigator for Cancer Services at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. In this new position, she will facilitate, guide and support newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families as they access cancer care services.
The patient navigator position is funded through the hospital and the Cancer CARE Fund of the Moore Regional Hospital Foundation.
Agee has nearly 25 years of experience in various FirstHealth services. She received her BSN and is currently pursuing her MSN, with an emphasis on Community and Public Health Nursing, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Since a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming to patients and families, Agee will accompany patients into the treatment process and introduce them to the broad array of services offered by FirstHealth. She will also coordinate and streamline care, as well as identify local resources and appropriate support needed.
Another feature of Agee’s role will involve improved and timelier access to health care services and information.
“The patient navigator’s role is vital to assisting patients in the community through this challenging time,” says Susan Beaty, administrative director of Moore Regional Hospital’s Outpatient Cancer Center. “Lynn is there to be an advocate for the patients and families and to ensure they receive seamless and coordinated care during this difficult time.”
“We expect our navigator will improve access to the system by helping the referring physicians send cancer patients to the right physician initially and by assisting patients who want to find out if we offer certain services,” says Ellen Willard, M.D., medical director of the FirstHealth Outpatient Cancer Center.
For more information on FirstHealth cancer services, call (910) 715-3500 or visit www.nccancercare.org.
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