Stangle-Castor awarded MVPFA by the Oncology Patient Advisory Council at Duke
On June 13, 2016 Nannette Stangle-Castor was awarded the Most Valuable Patient Family Advisor (MVPFA) award for the Oncology Patient Advisory Council (OPAC) for the Duke University Health System (DUHS).
Nannette is currently the co-chair of OPAC. The OPAC at the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) was established in 2013 in partnership with DCI leadership. The council is comprised of survivors, family members, and DCI staff who partner on opportunities to improve the patient experience for adult cancer patients and their families. The council engages with clinical, operational, and research staff to provide input into design, content, and implementation of new initiatives.
Each year the various PACs honor one of their members with an MVP award. This year, Nannette was honored by OPAC with this award for her many contributions including; representing OPAC and DUHS at the Beryl Institute Conference, her partnership on an abstract submission to the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care; her advisory role and topic contributions at OPAC meetings, and her thoughtful and respectful dedication as an OPAC member.
This award is well deserved. Nannette is passionate about patient advocacy and volunteers much of her time to creating a more patient-focused health care system that creates meaningful partnerships between patients, families, and providers leading to improved outcomes and experiences.