Island Hospital’s April 2016 Employee of the Month is Merle Cancer Care Center’s Patient Navigator, Kelsey Jenison.
Kelsey has made a huge difference in the resources the center has been able to offer to patients and their families. She meets with every new patient and their caregivers to introduce herself and the services she is able to offer, which includes care coordination, resource referral, advocacy, patient education, financial assistance options and much more.
Kelsey raised money from local service organizations to help the Cancer Center film 15 podcasts to educate patients about cancer-related topics. She has also brought in funding in partnership with Island Hospital Foundation to assist patients and their families with medical costs and hotel stays.
Her supervisor notes that, “Kelsey is exceptional as an integrated part of the Oncology care team and I feel very lucky to have her here at Island Hospital. We take great care of our patients and Kelsey is a big part of the extra effort we make to give the best care possible.”
Since her arrival in 2013, Kelsey has characterized Island Hospital’s Promise to consistently provide the best customer service to our patients, families, guests and colleagues. Congratulations and thanks for being an inspiration, Kelsey!