Center Announces the Appointment of Breast Care Support Nurses
Katrina Tozier and Kelly Alley to share the position
October 17, 2012
From left: Kelly Alley, RN, and Katrina Tozier, RN, BSN, are the new breast care support nurses for the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center.
The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center is pleased to announce the appointments of Katrina Tozier, RN, BSN, and Kelly Alley, RN, as the new breast care support nurses for the center. In their new roles, each will personally coordinate prompt follow-up of abnormal mammograms and guide patients through the screening, diagnosis, and if necessary, the treatment process.
Both nurses have five years of nursing experience. Tozier graduated from the University of New England and is enrolled in the nurse practitioner master’s degree program at St. Joseph’s College. Alley began her career as a medical assistant before enrolling and graduating from the Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing.
The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center offers timely access to state-of-the-art screening, diagnostic, clinical, and support services including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic needle biopsy, surgical services, physical therapy (including lymphedema treatment), post-operative care support, wig and prosthesis referrals, dexa bone density scans, and a breast cancer support group.
The center has two convenient locations: in Farmington at the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center and in Livermore Falls at the Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center. For the patient, this means having a variety of services available in an environment of convenience and efficiency.
“Our role is to help make breast health a seamless process for the patient from the moment the primary doctor schedules a mammogram, to prompt follow-up radiological testing, and to support for those who are undergoing cancer treatment and are in need of oncology, physical therapy, dietary, chaplaincy, and other services,” said Tozier.
“Everyone at some time has a personal connection to someone who has had breast cancer. Our goal is to promote early screening and detection, which means earlier treatment and improved patient outcomes,” added Alley.
The support group takes place on the first Thursday of every month from 5–6:30 p.m. in the Allen Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. It is for all women with breast cancer or a history of breast cancer who would like to share their experiences. For more information about the support group, contact Tozier or Alley at 779-2430.
To make an appointment at the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center in Farmington call 779-2405; for appointments at the Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center call 897-6601.
The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center is a program of Franklin Memorial Hospital. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify for both screening and treatment. To learn more, contact a financial counselor at Franklin Memorial Hospital at 779-2772.
Family and friends of Martha Beck Webber created an endowed fund for the support of the breast center in 2004 in memory of Peter Webber’s late wife who passed away as the result of breast cancer in 1995.
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