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Nancy Paris; photo courtesy of Georgia CORE

Nancy Paris; photo courtesy of Georgia CORE

CORE President honored

Nancy Paris, President and CEO of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, was recently invested as a member of the Venerable Order of St. John in the Priory in the USA. The honor was bestowed in a ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. The Order of St John is a Christian, chivalric, ecumenical and international community of members who continue more than 900 years’ tradition of helping the sick and the poor of all nationalities, races and creeds.

The tribute recognizes Ms. Paris’ extensive experience creating, directing and raising funds to support community-based health programs. Her leadership at Georgia CORE has helped to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia and expanded statewide access to clinical research. Prior to Georgia CORE, she served as vice-president and interim president of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, president of Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, and vice-president of the Georgia Baptist Health Care System. Under her leadership, both Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services and the Georgia Baptist Health Care System received numerous foundation and government grants, and many national awards for excellence and innovation. Ms. Paris also served as director of Hospice Atlanta, vice-president of the Visiting Nurse Foundation and president of AID Atlanta.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of MedShare International and the International AIDS Trust; the Atlanta Rotary Club, where she chairs the International Committee; the Dean’s Council of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and the Board of Visitors of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University.

WellStar Health System expands collaboration with Mayo Clinic

WellStar Health System is expanding its collaboration with Mayo Clinic, a global leader in medical research and education. All WellStar facilities now have access to the resources of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations who share a commitment to better serving patients and their families.

“At WellStar, we are focused on finding innovative ways to improve patient care,” said John A. Brennan, M.D., executive vice president & chief clinical integration officer. “WellStar is home to some of the most accomplished and preeminent physicians in the Southeast. By collaborating with Mayo Clinic, we are giving our physicians and patients another resource that can improve the health of our community.”

WellStar joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2014. Now all 11 hospitals and WellStar Clinical Partners members are included in the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Through digital technology, physicians in the network can collaborate and share the latest medical information. Experts from WellStar and Mayo Clinic work together to further enhance the delivery of healthcare, allowing many patients to receive answers to complex medical questions, close to home.