This month’s Registry Rock Star is Mary Price, RHIA, CTR. A cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology, Mary has always had a desire to take care of people. Before she began working her 12 years in the cancer registry, Mary was looking for the best way to enter the healthcare field. She eventually found the cancer registry field, which has allowed her to become involved with patient care without working in hands-on environments, as she is squeamish when it comes to routine medical tests like blood work.
“Unfortunately, I am not very good with interacting with blood and other issues which may come up while caring for someone,” said Mary.
“With my organizational and computer skills, the cancer registry was the logical career path and is a great way for me to help and contribute to the well-being of patients.”
For Mary, the most fulfilling part of her role is knowing that her input counts towards a cure for cancer. She loves working with computers and data, so being able to use both in her day-to-day work with the cancer registry is like a dream come true for her.
“Collecting data for research and treatment of cancer patients is very rewarding for me,” she said. “I know and hope for the day when all of our hard work will result in a cure for cancer!”
In her free time, Mary likes to spend time with her family, including her six grandchildren. She jokes that her grandchildren keep her young. As for items of her bucket list, she hopes to visit Paris one day and have lunch with the Eiffel Tower gracing the background.
Registry Rock Star features a different CHAMPS Oncology employee every month. To learn more, follow #RegistryRockStar and CHAMPS Oncology on social media. What’s your favorite part about working in the cancer registry?
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place Monday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.
CHAMPS Oncology Regional Manager Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR, will be presenting during the Registry Management Symposium portion of the conference. Her presentation, Transform Your Cancer Program with the Data You Collect, will take place during the conference. Check back for more details on her presentation as the conference date approaches!
Visit our booth to learn about our cancer registry careers and see if you have what it takes to join our team!
Learn more about the NCRA 46th Annual Educational Conference by visiting their website.
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL
When: Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the 50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting.
To learn more about OCRA's Annual Meeting, visit their website.
Where: Holiday Inn Strongsville, OH 44136
When: Sep 10, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 45th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit.
Follow the hashtag #AMCCBS to stay connected or visit their website here.
Where: Washington Hilton, DC
When: Mar 4, 2020 -
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