Providence Alaska Medical Center names new Cancer Center director

January 19, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Providence Alaska Medical Center has named Ella Goss, MSN, RN, as director for the Providence Cancer Center, responsible for the entire oncology service line.

Ella Goss

In this role, Goss will lead Alaska’s most comprehensive cancer treatment facility, which offers infusion and radiation therapy, available onsite from a team of specialists. Additionally, the Providence Cancer Center provides treatment plans that may also include a variety of support services such as nutrition counseling, oncology rehabilitation, navigation services, spiritual care and more.

After serving as a nurse in rural Alaska, Goss joined Providence in 1997 as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at Providence Alaska Medical Center and later as a flight nurse with LifeGuard Alaska. She has served as a clinical supervisor, assistant clinical manager and clinical manager in the Emergency Department, and staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. Most recently she was director of Medical Staff Services, Risk and Regulatory Programs.

“We are honored to have Ella and her 25 years of clinical and administrative experience join our Cancer Center team,” said Richard Mandsager, M.D., chief executive, Providence Alaska Medical Center. “Ella is passionate about providing the best care possible to cancer patients in Alaska so they can receive treatment close to home.”

Goss has a bachelor of science and master of science degrees in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing, Ill. She also has certification as a professional in health care risk management and health care quality.


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