Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Worden, BSN, CBHN, to Breast Center Manager. In her new role, Ms. Worden will oversee all aspects of the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center’s operations.
Ms. Worden began her career with the Hospital in 1979. Throughout her tenure, she has held various positions such as Unit Clerk, Nursing Assistant and LPN until she completed her nursing degree. As a Registered Nurse, Ms. Worden cared for patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Diagnostic Imaging and within the Breast Center where she worked as a Procedural Nurse.
In 2010, Ms. Worden became the Hospital’s first Breast Patient Navigator, and worked diligently to create this new role. The Navigation position includes acting as an advocate, educator, cheerleader and supporter of Breast Cancer Patients, facilitating Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Conferences, and liaising with surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and other providers in coordinating patient care. Ms. Worden also established a twice-monthly Breast Cancer Support Group and is a valued speaker in our community on matters of Breast Health and Breast Cancer.
Ms. Worden completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and is now a certified oncology nurse. She is a certified breast health nurse by the Oncology Nursing Society and is also certified in Clinical Breast Examination. Ms. Worden received her Clinical Breast Care Nurse Certification from the Oncology Nursing Society Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation and her Clinical Breast Certification from National Consortium of Breast Centers.
At Orange Regional, she was the recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses in 2015 and in 2018. Ms. Worden was also voted among the top twenty for the 2016 Hudson Valley Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award.
Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
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