The New Face of Southeastern Med’s Cancer Program
Written by: Kelli Koch
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, May 18, 2011 - Southeastern Med is pleased to announce the appointment of Jen Fannin as its new manager of Cancer Registry.
Fannin graduated from Ohio University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health. Prior to joining Southeastern Med, Fannin worked as a health educator at the Guernsey County Health Department and as the director of the American Red Cross of Ohio Hills.
Fannin has been a strong advocate for cancer prevention and early detection by serving on the American Cancer Society Board, as well as the Ohio Tobacco Prevention Coalition. “Cancer prevention and early detection is my passion,” Fannin said. “I lost my mother to lung cancer in 2001, and since then, I made a commitment to stay active by educating others about the importance of early detection and cancer research. I truly feel this position at Southeastern Med is where I am supposed to be.”
As the manager of Cancer Registry, Fannin will manage and coordinate the cancer program, compile and maintain records of patients treated for cancer, and communicate with state and national organizations about the data compared to other centers. She will also work closely with physicians, administrators, researchers, and healthcare planners to provide support for cancer program development; ensure compliance of reporting standards; and serve as a valuable resource for cancer information with the ultimate goal of preventing and controlling cancer.
In addition, Fannin will have a role in many local cancer events and programs, including the annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, Coper’s Cancer Support Group, Relay for Life of Guernsey County, Breast Cancer Survivor Tea and Style Show, and the Tina Kiser Colorectal Cancer Coalition.
For more information about Southeastern Med’s cancer services, or to contact Fannin, please call 740-439-8156.