January 7, 2010 -
Olympic Medical Cancer Center is pleased to announce Kay C. Hobbs, RN, has earned certification as an advanced oncology certified clinical nurse specialist (AOCNS).
To earn this advanced certification, Hobbs successfully demonstrated her knowledge and ability to practice as a nurse specialist in adult oncology. Hobbs’ AOCNS certification is effective through December 31, 2013.
“Kay C’s clinical expertise, intelligence and dedication are such an incredible value to our cancer center,” says Pamela Hawney, assistant administrator. “We continue to see the clinical specialists on our cancer team earning advanced credentials and certifications in an effort to provide the best medical care to our patients.”
Hobbs earned her Master of Science degree in nursing from Seattle Pacific University and has been with Olympic Medical Cancer Center since January 2008.
Unlike other cancer treatment providers in Kitsap County and the Puget Sound area, the world-class Thomas Family Cancer Center in Sequim conveniently houses radiation oncology and medical oncology under one roof. Services include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, infusion services, hematology, dietary services, PET/CT and an onsite pharmacy, as well as a resource room for patients and their loved ones. Olympic Medical Cancer Center is proud of its ability to offer oncology specialized nursing to its patients, something many cancer centers struggle to achieve.
“Providing leadership to the nursing staff at Olympic Medical Cancer Center is an honor as they have outstanding clinical expertise,” says Hobbs. “I am so fortunate to work with an extremely skilled and talented team of health care professionals.”
In addition to the services offered locally, Olympic Medical Center’s affiliation with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings the resources of three internationally renowned institutions to the community: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medicine, and Seattle Childrens. Through this partnership with the SCCA, patients have access to clinical trials; offering patients access to the latest cancer therapies before they become widely available.
For more information on Olympic Medical Cancer Center services, please call (360) 683-9895.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. OMC is a sole community hospital and rural referral center. It provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.