Dr. Chad Pedersen Recognized By Triple State Oncology Society

Sidney, MT - In February, the Sidney Health Center Cancer Care team attended the Triple State Oncology Society Meeting in Jackson Hole, WY. The meeting included members from the Montana, Wyoming and Idaho Oncology Societies through the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). The annual meeting serves to gather, educate, network and recognize members who volunteer several hours.

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is a community of cancer centers - representing members nationwide from all care delivery settings: comprehensive cancer programs, health systems, academic centers, community cancer programs, and private practices. Members gain access to an ongoing source of support and information to help navigate the accelerating course of change - programmatically, operationally, fiscally, and clinically.

This year, the Triple State Oncology Society recognized Dr. Chad Pedersen for his efforts in advocacy, research, education, and serving underserved populations.

"Dr. Pedersen has been instrumental in providing education in these three states at conferences, meetings, and trainings for several years He is an advocate for staying up-to-date with new upcoming testing, treatments and advanced surgical resections for cancer care treatment," stated Shannon Isakson, who is the Nursing State Liaison to the Triple State Oncology Society.

"Dr. Pedersen has gone above and beyond. He is not only a great mentor but has become a dear friend through our work together on the society," noted Isakson.

In addition, Courtney Jensen, RN from Sidney Health Center's Cancer Care team was appointed to the Triple State Nursing Liaison Team. Jensen was selected by the society's board members and recognized for her dedication to continual learning in the field of oncology. She recently passed the Oncology Certified Nurse Examination that is administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation in January 2023.

As a member of the Triple State Nursing Liaison Team, She will have the responsibility to attend meetings throughout the three states, bring groundbreaking information back to peers at her cancer center, help nurses network and attend meetings by sharing awareness of meetings, participate in planning committee meetings and work to promote the Montana Society.

Sidney Health Center's Cancer Care team is comprised of full-time, board-certified medical and radiation oncologists, a nurse practitioner, medical physicist, nurses certified in chemotherapy administration, radiation therapists and administrative support staff who take time to understand and guide patients through their care plan. The team is rounded out with support from pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, surgery and rehabilitation services.

 

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