Christine O’Mara brings years of community healthcare experience to cancer center
- Christine O’Mara named Director of Transitions of Care
- Will help streamline patients’ navigation in and out of inpatient care
- Works with Value-Based Care team on optimizing hospitalizations
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Highlighting its commitment to outstanding care and superior patient experience, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center welcomes veteran healthcare provider Christine O’Mara, BSN, CCM, as Director of Transitions of Care.
Christine brings over 20 years of experience in clinical care and disease management to Roswell Park, having previously worked at Catholic Health Systems and Kaleida Health. Her focus is to enhance the transition of inpatients in and out of a hospital stay, seamlessly coordinating their experience — from the moment they walk through the doors to discharge. In addition, she will work closely with our Value-Based Care team, optimizing inpatient stays for both long-term and low-acuity patients.
“Christine has incredible sensitivity to the needs of our patients, who have so much weighing on them as they face a hospital stay,” says Mary Ann Long, RN, MS, Senior Vice President of Nursing at Roswell Park. “We do everything we can to lighten those burdens and anticipate their questions, and Christine is wonderfully suited to lead that work.”
Christine holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University at Buffalo.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at www.roswellpark.org, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or ASKRoswell@RoswellPark.org.
Rebecca Vogt, Media Relations Specialist