Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center was awarded the Distinguished Community Employer Award for their partnership with American National University’s Lynchburg Campus in providing employment opportunities for graduates and offering externship sites for medical assisting students. The award was presented to Curt Baker, vice president of Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center, by director of health care education Sue Coleman and career center director Stephanie Anastasio.
Kara Lamb, oncology nurse navigator and former ANU instructor, and Anita Lowe, cancer services community liaison, also participated in the presentation. “ANU grads have been a great asset to our cancer registry at the Pearson Cancer Center,” said Ms. Lamb. “We’re fortunate to have them as a part of our team!” Ms. Lowe added that ANU’s students are great to work with and the education and experience they arrive with are well-suited to the positions they fill. There are currently two ANU medical assisting graduates employed by the center, and one medical assisting student volunteers her time.
Whether it’s volunteering or medical assisting, the broad area of need that many of our graduates qualify to assist in makes the partnership between the campus and Alan B. Pearson a win-win for all.
Oncology nurse navigator Kara Lamb (far left) and vice president Curt Baker (second from right) accept the Distinguished Community Employer award on behalf of Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center from Lynchburg Campus director of health care education Sue Coleman (second from left) and career center director Stephanie Anastasio (far right).
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