News | Published January 22, 2014

Angelique Cygan, RN, named breast health navigator for the cancer program at Mount Nittany Medical Center

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Angelique Cygan, RN, as the new breast health navigator for the cancer program at Mount Nittany Medical Center, funded in part by the Pennsylvania Pink Zone.

Cygan, of Pleasant Gap, brings 21 years of nursing experience to the job, having spent the last three years with Home Nursing Agency in State College, where she provided coordination of services as a liaison to Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Additionally, Cygan has thrived in the acute care and home health settings as well, having worked with area entities such as Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg and SUN Home Health Services in Northumberland.

In her position as breast health navigator, Cygan will be responsible for removing any barriers to care and ensuring timely access, treatment, and follow-up for patients who are dealing with breast cancer.

“Essentially, I am an advocate for our patients,” said Cygan. “Patients battling breast cancer need a strong support system, especially on the clinical front because it’s usually all new territory for them. I act as an educator, consultant, and liaison, helping patients navigate their breast care journey.”

This position is made possible due to funding from The Pennsylvania Pink Zone, of which Mount Nittany Health is a lead beneficiary.

“The amazing year-round fundraising efforts of the Pennsylvania Pink Zone have allowed us to hire Angelique,” said Aileen Galley, ACSW, LSW, cancer program administrative director. “Thanks to the partnership between the Pink Zone, Lady Lion Basketball, and Mount Nittany Health, women and men in our local community have the support they need to navigate through early detection, treatment, and survivorship with breast cancer.”

The Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for the new Cancer Center.

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