Jennifer Wilkins, RN, has been named health center administrator for Duke Cancer Center North Durham. A native of Henderson, North Carolina, Wilkins has more than 17 years of experience in healthcare, including nine years in oncology nursing and management. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will receive her Master of Science degree in nursing in May 2017.
Most recently, Wilkins served as health center administrator for Duke Primary Care-Henderson. In her new role she will partner with radiation and medical oncology programs in North Durham. Wilkins has a dual reporting relationship with Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Cancer Institute.
“As part of the Duke Cancer Institute leadership team, I have the opportunity to merge the expertise of Duke Oncology into the community setting,” said Wilkins. “By combining medical oncology services with the already well established radiation oncology services offered at Duke Regional Hospital we can offer a more comprehensive community oncology experience for our patients. I look forward to growing our oncology service line and contributing to increased access to quality care for our patients.”
Wilkins assumed her new role as health center administrator on Oct. 3.