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Missouri Cancer Associates Adds New APRN to Enhance Patient Care and Expand Survivorship Programs
Gloria Drouin, APRN, brings expertise in supportive care to the practice
Columbia, Missouri (March 29, 2016) – Missouri Cancer Associates (MCA), the premier cancer treatment center in mid-Missouri and an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, has added Gloria Drouin, APRN, to the practice as its newest provider. Drouin has extensive experience in nursing in many different environments, including oncology, and has been a nurse practitioner for the past 18 years. In her new position, she will work in collaboration with the MCA team of physicians, nurses and other highly-skilled support staff to provide high-quality integrated cancer care to patients, especially in the area of supportive care.
“Adding Gloria to our practice will help ensure we continue to provide superior comprehensive care that supports the whole patient and their family as much as possible,” said Mark Tungesvik, M.D., oncologist with MCA. “Gloria has extensive experience in oncology, and in her previous position was instrumental in developing a survivorship program for cancer patients. She will be implementing some of her best ideas here at Missouri Cancer Associates, educating patients on what they can do to achieve an optimal outcome and working with them on whole body wellness and good nutrition. She is a great addition to our care team, and we are excited about the many new ideas and energy she brings to the practice.”
Drouin comes to Missouri Cancer Associates from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Manchester, N.H, where she worked in collaboration with oncologists, palliative care specialists, nurse navigators, nutritionists and social workers to support the delivery of comprehensive cancer care. She was a member of the survivorship care plan committee and was instrumental in developing a comprehensive survivorship program. Prior to the Cancer Center, Drouin spent several years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pulmonary Medicine caring for patients with a variety of acute and chronic respiratory illnesses and sleep disorders. She has also delivered primary care to adolescent and geriatric patients and worked in emergency medicine, pediatrics and occupational health.
Drouin received her Master of Science degree in nursing from Northeastern University, Boston. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Rivier College, Nashua, N.H. She is certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has also earned Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification from the Oncology Nursing Society. Drouin is a member of several nursing-related professional organizations, including the Oncology Nursing Society.
“Quality of life is extremely important for cancer patients, and I have a great interest in helping them achieve the best quality of life possible during their cancer journey,” Drouin explained. “Missouri Cancer Associates is very interested in supporting the whole patient as well as the patient’s family by developing new survivorship programs, so this position is a perfect fit for my skills and interests.”
About Missouri Cancer Associates
Missouri Cancer Associates (MCA) is the largest oncology group in mid-Missouri and offers patients advanced comprehensive care from their new state-of-the-art facility in Columbia, as well as treatment centers in Kirksville and Marshall. MCA has 13 cancer physicians on staff and offers a full range of hematologic care, chemotherapy and radiation services, laboratory and diagnostic testing delivered by compassionate, caring professionals dedicated to helping patients achieve optimal outcomes. The practice prides itself in offering the latest technologies to diagnose and treat cancer, including PET/CT and a full range of advanced radiation therapies. In 2014, Urology Associates of Central Missouri, a leading provider of urology services in the region, joined MCA, adding eight highly-credentialed and experienced urologists to the practice. Urology Associates of Central Missouri offers the very latest treatment options and technologies, such as robotic and minimally invasive surgery. The practice is committed to providing compassionate, quality, state-of-the-art urological care in a prompt and courteous manner. To learn more visit www.missouricancer.com and www.mo-urology.com.
Missouri Cancer Associates is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, MCA is united with 1,000 physicians nationwide. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.