Oncology Director Named at Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. December 19, 2011) – Kathleen M. Noone, R.N.C., B.S.N., M.B.A.-C., of West Hartford, has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as executive director of the Oncology Service Line.
In her new position, Noone will partner with Jonathan Sporn, M.D., physician leader of the Oncology Service Line. The Oncology Service Line is responsible for the continuum of cancer patient needs, from community-based care, to acute care management, to post-acute care. Noone will manage the integration of oncology services across disciplines, supporting and building referral patterns, and fostering the development of new clinical programs.
Noone received a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Malloy College, Rockville Center, N.Y. She is currently a candidate for a master of business administration degree from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.
Noone most recently served as assistant director of nursing for inpatient cancer services and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, N.Y. She has also held nursing leadership positions at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Certified by the Oncology Nursing Society in chemotherapy and biotherapy, and a certified trainer in End of Life Care, Noone is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, and the Suffolk County Nursing Society.
About Saint Francis 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, and the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research. Its services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.