March 04, 2016
The National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) is proud to announce this year's Natosha Lynne Morton Memorial Scholarship winner is Orange Park Medical Center Outpatient Imaging Supervisor/Breast Imaging Navigator Stacy Jordan. This scholarship provides recognition to a deserving Breast Health professional who best exhibits character, compassion, and caring in conjunction with providing the best possible care to patients.
Ms. Morton was a lifelong supporter of Breast Cancer Detection. Under her leadership as Center Director at Houston Northwest Medical Center, the site became the first Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the NCBC's NQMBC Program. She was actively involved with numerous charities involving the detection, education, and treatment of breast cancer patients. After a long struggle, Mrs. Morton succumbed to the very disease she had so passionately fought against.
Stacy Jordan began her career in the Medical Imaging field in 1992, and then specialized in Mammography in 1998. Stacy has been employed at Orange Park Medical Center for the last 16 years, currently as the Outpatient Imaging Supervisor/Breast Imaging Navigator. She is currently working to obtain her Bachelors of Healthcare Administration. Besides work and family she is very active in her church and with the American Cancer Society. For the past 10 years she volunteered with the ACS in multiple positions with Relay for Life, Volunteer Leadership Council, Making Strides against Breast Cancer and State advisory teams.
In the letters submitted by her superiors and patients all explained how passionate she is with her job and routinely exceeding expectations. Stacy has held various leadership roles from event chair to operations chair among many others for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer of Orange Park for the American Cancer Society, she has been a true leader for over 10 years. Stacy has over 20 years of experience and has used her knowledge to mentor new faculty members as well as learn from them as her role continued to expand.
One of the questions we asked was what are future plans or goals, her response was "Breast health awareness and education is important, even though breast cancer receives a lot of attention many women are still misinformed, in order to continue providing education to the community she works at health fairs using teaching tools (breast models with lumps) and provides lectures at various events within her community. Involvement with local non-profits, like Making Strides against Breast Cancer and her local Pink Ribbon Symposium, are all platforms for her to meet women individually and discuss mammography and breast Imaging. While these resources have been successful in the past she is always looking for new ways to raise awareness and develop the program."
Stacy said, "I believe in their [ACS] mission and hope one day to put myself out of a job because a cure for cancer is found! I am very excited about my opportunity to attend the 26th Annual Breast Cancer Conference and learn new information to share with our team and apply to our program."
Orange Park Medical Center's Comprehensive Breast Care Center offers screenings, diagnostics, ultrasound, and MRI services. Our Certified Breast Imaging Navigator provides guidance from screening mammography to biopsy procedures and our Oncology Breast Nurse Navigator assists throughout the cancer journey and is dedicated to bringing together the multidisciplinary team members involved in a patient's care.