ORLANDO – Carolyn Shore, RN, OCN, CBCN, a breast health navigator at Martin Health System’s Robert & Carol Weissman Cancer Center, recently received a Best Practices Award in the reducing disparities category at the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators’ (AONN+) annual conference in Orlando. AONN+’s Best Practices Award recognizes navigators who have implemented novel initiatives to support patients with cancer. Shore was honored for forming a multidisciplinary committee that ensures uninsured/underinsured and financially challenged cancer patients receive the best care possible by helping them access the financial resources and support services they need.
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. The organization, which has more than 5,000 members, was founded in 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services in order to better manage the complexities of the cancer treatment process.