10/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/13/2021 10:24
Team includes newly named Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and supervisors overseeing key clinical programs
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Day in and day out, nurses at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center deliver multidisciplinary care with expertise, passion and heart. Chief Nursing Officer Mary Ann Long, MS, RN, has promoted five veteran Nursing team members to new leadership roles in various clinical programs, and appointed another accomplished nurse to a new role at Roswell Park.
"It's been a wonderful time of growth within our department, with several of these individuals rising from the ranks and demonstrating exceptional care for their patients and support for fellow staff," says Long. "I am proud to work alongside this compassionate group of men and women each and every day."
Andrew Storer, PhD, DNP, RN, NP, promoted to Deputy Chief Nursing Officer
Since joining Roswell Park last year, Dr. Storer has led creation of new programs supporting nursing staff and providing new resources to help them further their professional goals and grow as a department. He has created new pathways of opportunity for technicians through one key program, and was pivotal in helping the department recently earn high honors from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for a nursing residency program.
Maegan Chmura, MSN, RN, CMSRN, promoted to Director of Inpatient Surgical and Acute Nursing Services
Most recently serving as Clinical Nurse Manager for 7 West, Maegan has worn several hats during her more than 15-year tenure at the Cancer Center. In her new role, she will lead the team responsible for the care of patients admitted to Roswell Park as inpatients, and those experiencing time-sensitive or critical issues.
Pamela McLaughlin, MS, RN, OCN, promoted to Manager of Nursing Excellence and the Magnet Program
Coming off her tenure as an Oncology Nurse Educator, Pamela will tackle engagement with the ANCC's Magnet Program, which recognizes outstanding nursing programs. She started at Roswell Park in 2008, working on 7 East and later a Patient Care Coordinator. Pamela is an Oncology Certified Nurse and is currently working toward her doctorate in nursing.
Heather Sabadasz, BSN, RN, OCN, named Clinical Nurse Manager - Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Center
Heather began her career at Roswell Park in 2006, rising from a hospital clinical assistant to registered nurse, and has worked on several Roswell Park units or centers, including an inpatient unit, our Clinical Trials unit and the Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Center. She holds a bachelor of nursing from Daemen College and is an Oncology Certified Nurse.
Sara Schneller, BSN, RN, CMSRN promoted to Nursing Supervisor
No stranger to Western New York, Sara has been caring for patients in our region for more than a decade. She joined Roswell Park in 2012 and has held roles in intermediate and critical care. She is a Daemen College graduate and a Certified Medical Surgical Nurse.
Jamie Henwood, MSN, RN, CMSRN, promoted to Clinical Nurse Manager for Lymphoma/Melanoma and Sarcoma Clinics
Jamie brings extensive experience in the care of hematology/oncology patients to her new role. A 13-year Roswell Park veteran, she previously served as a member of the 5 West inpatient team. Jamie is a graduate of the master's degree program at Western Governors University in Utah, and is a Certified Medical Surgical Nurse.
Rachel Silverman, BSN, RN, joins as Clinical Nurse Manager for the Amherst and Niagara Falls satellite centers
A newly-minted Roswell Park team member, Rachel has spent more than 12 years primarily serving as an oncology nurse in Western New York. She is skilled in infusion therapy, wound care and other personalized treatments. Rachel holds her bachelor of nursing degree from SUNY Empire State College.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer's grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at www.roswellpark.org, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or [email protected].
Rebecca Vogt, Media Relations Specialist
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