Kristi Coleman, an employee of Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently passed the certification exam required to be a certified Tumor Registrar by the National Cancer Registrars Association.
Cancer registrars serve a unique role in the medical field. Registrars piece together a cancer patient’s entire history by capturing a complete summary of the patient’s disease process from diagnosis through their lifetime. The summary is obtained through abstracting key clinical and demographic information from the medical record.
This elaborate long term data gathering provides evidence based information which leads to trend data that enable public health professionals and researchers to improve healthcare in many areas including most effective cancer treatment, cancer prevention and optimal quality of life for survivors.
“We are very proud of Kristi and her accomplishment,” said Wendi Waugh, administrative director of SOMC Cancer Services.“
Coleman received a bachelor’s degree in social science from Shawnee State University. She has been employed at SOMC since 2004 and currently resides in West Portsmouth with her husband and two children.