Leading Cancer Care Media Enterprise Selects Orange Regional’s Sara Sargente as this year’s national winner
CURE® Magazine, the leading consumer digital and print media enterprise focused entirely on patients with cancer, has selected Orange Regional Medical Center’s Oncology Nurse Navigator Sara Sargente, RN, OCN, as the national winner of the 2017 Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing.
“Sara Sargente, RN, ONC, exemplifies what it means to be an extraordinary healer who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help patients, their families and healthcare co-workers,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president Michael J. Hennessy Associates, parent company of CURE Media Group. “Oncology nurses have very challenging jobs that blend specialized medical knowledge with a passion to provide comfort, education and advocacy to patients undergoing complicated, and sometimes long-term, treatments for the disease.”
Ms. Sargente has dedicated her career to helping cancer patients and their families and has showed incredible passion in the field of oncology nursing.
Ms. Sargente is an Oncology Nurse Navigator for the Head & Neck Cancer Program and Bloodless Medicine Program at Orange Regional Medical Center. She provides support, education, guidance and coordination of care for her patients and their families from diagnosis to survivorship. As co-founder of the Oncology Nursing Society’s local chapter, Ms. Sargente currently serves as its president and facilitates support groups through organizations such as Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer.
“We are extremely proud of Sara and this honor which embodies her compassion for and dedication to the healthcare profession and our patients,” said Scott Batulis, President & CEO of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “She is a phenomenal caregiver who makes a difference in the lives of so many.”
CURE® Magazine’s Extraordinary Healer® Award dinner featured a keynote address from award-winning actor, cancer advocate, and Breakaway from Cancer® Ambassador, Patrick Dempsey. In response to his mother’s multiple bouts with ovarian cancer, Dempsey founded the Dempsey Center in Lewiston, Maine in 2008 with the intention of giving back to the community where he grew up, and where his mother first received cancer treatment. The Dempsey Center improves the quality of life for individuals, families and communities impacted by cancer through free support, education, complementary therapies, and prevention.
The 2017 Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing dinner took place on May 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, and was held in conjunction with the ONS 42nd Annual Congress.
About CURE Media Group
CURE Media Group is the leading resource for cancer updates, research and education. It combines a full suite of media products, including its industry leading website, CUREtoday.com; innovative video programs, such as CURE Connections®; a series of widely attended live events; and CURE® magazine, which reaches over 1 million readers. CURE Media Group is part of the Cranbury, New Jersey-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., family of businesses, which includes the acclaimed OncLive® (http://www.onclive.com) platform of resources for the practicing oncologist. For more information,visit http://www.curetoday.com or http://www.mjhassoc.com.