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Patricia Owen

Patricia Owen, MN, RN


Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Patricia Owen, MN, RN

Patricia Owen


Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Patricia Owen is the Director of Oncology Services at NSH, a comprehensive community hospital cancer program with over 3,400 analytic cancer cases diagnosed and/or treated annually. Ms. Owen provides administrative and strategic oversight for radiation oncology, three inpatient oncology units, a blood and marrow transplant program, a breast care program, oncology outpatient infusion services, oncology research, tumor registry, a hereditary cancer program, and oncology community outreach.

Ms. Owen has over 25 years’ experience as an oncology clinician, educator, and administrator in academic and community hospital settings. She is active in numerous state and national oncology organizations and is published in the field of nursing management. Ms. Owen leads the oncology quality improvement program at NSH and ensures compliance with accreditation agencies such as ACOS, FACT and TJC. In addition, she assists in the development of internal and external physician relationships, and serves as a key spokesperson and community liaison on issues related to oncology.

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Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.