For Immediate Release:
Center of Excellence Media, LLC
Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators, Inc.
Green Hill Healthcare Communications, LLC
Monroe Township, NJ, and Boston, MA, September 5, 2012 —
The Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators (AONN) is pleased to announce that Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, has been named as its Program Director. In this role, Ms. Shockney will be responsible for the day-to-day direction of the Association’s activities, as well as driving key initiatives to advance the Association’s mission.
Ms. Shockney is extremely pleased to have been named Program Director, as she says, “I have been a strong supporter of AONN since its inception, and I am known as an advocate for patient navigation and quality cancer survivorship care. This organization is well positioned to serve as the leader for education, networking and supporting oncology navigators to achieve their professional goals while delivering patient-centered care. I feel privileged to be asked to serve as the Program Director.”
Ms. Shockney has been deeply entrenched in improving the care of cancer patients for the past 30 years and is a 2-time cancer survivor. She practices at Johns Hopkins and serves as the Director of Clinical Breast Programs as well as the Director of Cancer Survivorship. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in breast cancer care, overall cancer survivorship care, quality outcomes measurement, and patient advocacy. She received the prestigious title of University Distinguished Service Associate Professor of Breast Cancer by the Board of Trustees and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Medical Board several years ago. Her faculty appointments within the JHU School of Medicine are in the departments of surgery, oncology, and gynecology.
Ms. Shockney is certified as a breast cancer patient navigator; she also has a joint appointment at the JHU School of Nursing, where she serves as a guest lecturer and distinguished speaker. Additionally, Ms. Shockney is the editor-in-chief of a peer-reviewed journal,Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship®,and has commented on breast cancer topics for national television networks, print, and Internet media. She has received 41 awards for her work in the cancer field, of which 37 are national awards and 4 are state awards. She brings to this leadership position not just her expertise but also her passion for wanting to support AONN to be all that it can be for those who work in navigation or survivorship with cancer patients.
The Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators, Inc. (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. Our organization currently consists of over 1,900 members, and was founded in May 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services to better manage the complexities of the cancer care treatment continuum for their patients. We view our organization as one consisting of “professional patient advocates,” and to that end we support and serve our members.
About Green Hill Healthcare Communications, LLC
Green Hill Healthcare Communications, LLC, is a full-service medical communications firm that specializes in creating informational products for underserved niches of the oncology medical community. Through our journalsThe Oncology Nurse-APN/PA®, The Oncology Pharmacist®, Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship®, Journal of Hematology Oncology Pharmacy®,andPersonalized Medicine in Oncology™,we offer unique opportunities to reach and influence every interprofessional team member involved in the management of patients who are diagnosed, treated, and living with cancer.
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