Patient Navigator Joins Good Samaritan 
 
Sunday, 01 June 2008 
 
 
Mary Jean Houlahan 

Good Samaritan proudly brings award-winning oncology patient navigator to West Palm Beach.  

Email our Oncology Patient Navigator or call her at 561-671-7058 office, 561-234-8879 cell.

Mary Jean’s office is conveniently located in the Comprehensive Breast Center at Good Samaritan Medical Center. There is no fee for her services, and resources are available by phone, in person or at the patient’s bedside.

West Palm Beach, FL -- CEO Mark Nosacka announced the appointment of , RN, BSN, BA, CCM, as Patient Navigator Program Manager for the Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Houlahan served as a Marine Captain and as Company Executive Officer and Manager of the Office of the Undersecretary of the Navy at the Pentagon.

"Mary Jean is a leader in her field. I am pleased to have a person of her caliber, experience and dedication to better oncology care join our staff," said Nosacka. "As Oncology Navigation Patient Manager, her knowledge and background will greatly enhance our mission to continue to give quality patient care at Good Samaritan Medical Center."

Houlahan holds a BA from Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN, from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, and MBA course work at Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri with a concentration on Health Care Services.

For the past 34 years she has demonstrated a passion for excellence in patient care. She has extensive experience as a Patient Navigator and was liaison to Congress of Florida's oncology nurses. As an advocate for legislation to benefit oncology patients, she is concerned with quality patient care. With a news series on breast cancer patient care, which earned four Emmys, she implemented The Breast Cancer Navigator Program (2004).

Some of her accomplishments are State Health Policy Liaison for Oncology Nursing Society, the Vitas Customer Service Award, Palm Healthcare R.N. of the Year for Palm Beach County, and Marine Corps League Distinguished Citizen Award for lifesaving, past President of the Palm Beach Chapter of ONS. She has been a guest speaker on business, healthcare and motivation and training for international and national audiences, including faculty for major conferences. Mary Jean has been asked to present most recently at ONS Congress in Boston and the Susan G. Koman Foundation Mission Conference in Washington, D.C.


 

 
 
 
 
 
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