The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) recently appointed Kristin Ferguson, DNP, RN, OCN, as Senior Director, Cancer Care Delivery and Health Policy. Dr. Ferguson will lead the organization’s initiatives to improve cancer care delivery across rural, urban, and underresourced settings, and she will also provide support and resources to members of the oncology workforce, reshaping reimbursement to better meet the needs of patients and providers.
Kristin Ferguson, DNP, RN, OCN
Dr. Ferguson brings over 10 years of progressive nursing experience to the position, plus a prestigious list of recognitions and awards in cancer care, including the 40 Under 40 in Cancer award in 2019, the Lombardi Hero of the Year Award, the American Cancer Society Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice, and the Oncology Nursing Society Emerging Young Leader Award.
“We are so fortunate to be in cancer care at this particular point in time. It is exploding with advancements and becoming more specialized than ever,” said Dr. Ferguson. “With that comes a need for greater education and advocacy for both the patient and the cancer team, and an increased need for a better understanding of how our health-care system can be improved to lead to better outcomes for those diagnosed with cancer.”
Education and Experience
Most recently, Dr. Ferguson served as Clinical Operations Manager for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She oversaw the daily operations of the clinic; ensured services met hospital standards; and monitored patient data collection, quality of care, and trends in clinical growth. Her previous roles include Clinical Nurse Coordinator-Oncology, Assistant Nursing Director/Patient Care Manager, Surgical Oncology, Clinical Nurse, Surgical Oncology, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, and Teaching Associate.
Dr. Ferguson earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Duke University, her Master of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College. She is currently a candidate for a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.