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Spring 2017 issue

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New year brings new leadership

Steven Limentani

We are excited to welcome Steven Limentani, MD, to our Novant Health leadership team! On Jan. 1, Dr. Limentani accepted his new role as senior vice president of Novant Health cancer services. He is now responsible for systemwide leadership for cancer services, including hematology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology and cancer research.

Board-certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine, Dr. Limentani is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he obtained an MD with honors in research. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital, which is now part of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also finished his hematology and oncology training at Boston’s New England Medical Center.

Dr. Limentani has extensive experience with physician and service line leadership with a focus on population health and clinical research trials.


Colorectal services recognized

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center was recently awarded the colorectal cancer disease-specific care certification by The Joint Commission for a two-year period. Huntersville Medical Center is the fourth facility in the United States to receive this certification.


Guidance for the cancer journey

Patient talking with staff

Novant Health Cancer Care is excited that our team of nurse navigators is expanding in number and in depth. Cancer nurse navigators are specialized nurses who have dedicated their career to assisting cancer patients and families through their cancer journey. The nurse navigator is an added layer of support for what can be challenging for patients and families to begin to understand about their diagnosis and treatment plan. Novant Health strives to create remarkable care for each patient, and our nurse navigators are an important way to ease this journey.

We would love to connect all cancer patients to a nurse navigator. If you would like to connect to one, please call 704-384-5373.