SMH Welcomes Patti-Ann Douglas, RN as
Cancer Patient Navigator
Western Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Services, M. Patricia Cook is pleased to announce that Patti-Ann Douglas, RN has been hired as the Cancer Patient Navigator at Stephens Memorial Hospital. The Cancer Patient Navigator Program at Stephens Memorial Hospital was made possible by donations from community members, trustees, physicians and employees to the 2011 Annual Fund.
Patti-Ann has most recently worked at Central Maine Medical Center as a Radiation Oncology Nurse. Prior to her position in Radiology Oncology, Patti-Ann worked as a Breast Care Patient Navigator at the Comprehensive Care Center at CMMC and also spent 6 years working in hospice care. Patti-Ann is a Certified Patient Navigator and completed her training at Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute in New York. This program is a nationally recognized program that offers intensive training and serves as the gold standard in patient navigation.
Patti-Ann will provide personalized, one-on-one support to patients and their families who are diagnosed with Cancer. Her position will offer emotional support, and provide assistance with treatment options, including clinical trials, if available. Patti-Ann will also ease the burdens of cancer patients and their families during this difficult and stressful time by helping to eliminate barriers to timely and appropriate care for their cancer treatment such as transportation or insurance.
Patti-Ann lives in Norway with her husband, cat and two dogs. They have two sons who currently reside in Portland.
Photo Caption: Patti-Ann Douglas, RN