For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Schwartzenberg
Director of Community Outreach and Development,
The Outer Banks Hospital
Date: June 11, 2021
Angie Matthews, Nurse Navigator for Cancer Services, is The Outer Banks Hospital’s June, 2021 Employee of the Month. She joined the hospital team in May, 2018. She is often described by her team as a blessing to the cancer program. She is well-known for her care and compassion, dedication and willingness to go above and beyond.
Matthews provides the steadying presence needed by patients during what can often be a difficult time. She holds their hand and stays with them every step of the way. This has enabled so many to not only survive, but thrive while fighting an arduous battle. It is not uncommon to hear patient’s comment, “I don’t know how I would have gotten through this without Angie.”
Not only is Matthews a remarkable nurse; she’s also an exceptional team member. She consistently steps up when help is needed, even outside the bounds of her job description. Time and time again, with positive energy and an encouraging smile, she puts the best interest of her patients and co-workers first, making her admired and respected by all.
Dr. Shelton, Medical Director of the Cancer Program, shared “Without her, we would not be an accredited cancer program with the Commission on Cancer.” He continued, “Her role goes much beyond the usual nursing and navigation, and overlaps with research and quality projects that make us the high quality program we are. The nurse navigator role is such a crucial part of that success, and we are very grateful she has filled that role so nicely. At times I wish we could duplicate her!”
Pictured, Left to Right: Ronnie Sloan, President, The Outer Banks Hospital; Amy Montgomery, Senior Administrator of Operations; Matthews; Beverly Jones, Director of Cancer Services.