Our Team

Ann-Marie Hugh

Ann-Marie N. Hugh, M.D., FACS

Dr. Hugh is the medical director for the Meritus Center for Breast Health. She earned her medical degree from Howard University, College of Medicine in the District of Columbia. Dr. Hugh completed her general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital and her breast surgical oncology fellowship at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. She is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
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Kristy Hose

Kristy C. Hose, M.S.N., ANP-BC, AGN-BC

Kristy Hose, M.S.N, ANP-BC, AGN-BC, is a nurse practitioner with more than twenty years of patient care experience, with nine of those years spent caring for patients with cancer. She is a board certified adult nurse practitioner and holds an Advanced Genetics certification through American Nurse Credentialing Center or ANCC. In addition, Kristy completed the intensive course in cancer risk assessment through City of Hope – Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics. Kristy focuses on holistic care and providing comprehensive, personalized care and has been instrumental in the creation of the high risk program at Meritus Health.

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Nurse Navigator

If you’ve just received a breast cancer diagnosis, take comfort in knowing a professional oncology nurse navigator will be there to help guide you through the complexities of breast cancer. You may feel uncertain about what to do next. Corey A. Thomas, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., CN-BN, an experienced navigator, will be there to guide you during this confusing and often overwhelming time.

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    Corey Thomas, B.S.N., RN, OCN, CN-BN

    Clinical Nurse Navigator, John R. Marsh Cancer Center

    Corey provides navigation services to breast cancer patients from the point of diagnoses throughout the continuum of care at Meritus Health. She has 30 years of patient care experience, with many years spent caring for patients with cancer. She is certified in oncology nursing, or ONS, and certified navigator-breast nurse, or CN-BN. Corey focuses on providing personalized care, eliminating barriers to care, and has been instrumental in the creation of the survivorship program at Meritus Health. She is a program leader for Living Beyond Breast Cancer Survivorship Program and teaches classes to assist breast cancer patients in coping with life after cancer treatment.

    How Breast Nurse Navigators Help:

    • Educate patients about diagnosis, treatment plans/recommendations, and cancer care
    • Facilitate appointments with entire oncology team, including: breast surgeon; medical oncologist; and radiation oncologist.
    • Serve as a single point of contact
    • Assess physical, emotional, financial and spiritual needs
    • Eliminate barriers to care
    • Connect patients with health professionals, including: certified genetic counselor; oncology social worker; registered dietician; physical therapist/ lymphedema specialist; rehabilitation services; mental health counselors; clinical research coordinator; and palliative care.
    • Refer to community resources
    • Guidance through the health care system ensuring care is coordinated.
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