Megan Hance, RN has joined the team at the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care at CalvertHealth as a breast health nurse navigator. She brings broad experience and expertise to the program including six years as an oncology nurse with CalvertHealth Hematology & Oncology. She will join nurse navigator Diana Lewis, RN, BSN, OCN, who has been working with breast and thoracic patients since 2017.
“Working with the providers in the CalvertHealth Hematology & Oncology office has given me insight as to how treatment plans are developed and importance of involving patients in their care plans,” she said. “I feel this will be especially beneficial in my new role as breast care navigator.”
Born and raised in Calvert County, Hance said it is important to her to be able to serve her community. “I chose oncology because you can make a lasting impact on a patient and their family.”
Her office is located in the American Radiology Services/Calvert Medical Imaging Center, next to the dedicated women’s suite. When there is an abnormal finding, Hance is readily available to provide reassurance and support. She can help lessen the anxiety by explaining results, answering questions and coordinating next steps.
Hance graduated from the College of Southern Maryland with an associate degree in nursing in 2010 and worked on a post-operative orthopedic unit for two years before coming to CalvertHealth. She is certified as a biotherapy/ chemotherapy nurse. Her philosophy of care is all about patient empowerment. “I want our patients to feel at ease and comfortable speaking with me,” she said. “It’s important for them to know I am here for them. I want them to feel informed about their care decisions and to know they are part of the team.”