Amy attended the South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College, PA, where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology. She became certified as a Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) in October 1998 and Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) in 2007. She is a member of the National Cancer Registrars Association and Pennsylvania Cancer Registrars Association.
In 2006, Amy accepted her first position in the Cancer Registry profession working as Tumor Registrar for Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital in Lewistown, PA, where she has spent the last 10 years. She has been involved with all aspects of the cancer registry and cancer program management for this CoC Accredited facility. Amy has worked with Registry Partners since August 2016, and has been working with several CoC Accredited hospitals in managing the cancer registry operations as well as partnering with the cancer program leadership team to maintain CoC accreditation. Amy’s experience and leadership have been a strong asset to the CTR teams and cancer committees.
Amy resides in McClure, PA, with her husband, son and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends around their swimming pool during the summer months.
Q&A with Amy:
Q: How have you changed your work habits since you are working remotely?
A: I have become better at prioritizing job tasks for my projects and time management is a must! I enjoy working from home, but you must be disciplined to work from home and concentrate on your work. If I find it hard to stay focused then I switch gears to another project and this helps me stay productive, there is always a task to work on. Communicating with the Registry Partners leadership team and employees is a vital part of working remotely and something that I strive to make a priority.
Q: What is the recommendation you most often share with cancer committee membership?
A: Well, I really like that fact that no one has to reinvent the wheel with Registry Partners since we have many proven document and templates that can assist the Cancer Committee members to comply the standards that they are responsible for and gather input from the team. The clients really seem to like the CoC Gap Analysis that we can provide either for a single year or a three-year survey cycle.
Q: What was your impression of attending NCRA this year?
A: This was my first time attending NCRA. It was a very busy and very educational meeting. It was nice meeting colleagues and meeting clients face to face. The speakers were knowledgeable and the meeting was well organized. I also liked working at the Registry Partners booth, it was a lot of fun!