Please join Neurovations in welcoming Meghan Damelio, AGNP-BC, ACHPN to the Spine and Pain Center of Kaua’i. Meghan joins SPCK from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City where she practiced for several years as a nurse practitioner. She is well versed in palliative care with a comprehensive focus on the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of patients and their families.
“My passion for palliative care arose during my tenure at a long-term care and subacute rehabilitation center in Oregon. From there, I accepted a position as a palliative-care nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At MSKCC, I had the honor of caring for patients with various malignancies where pain and symptom management were a top priority. I look forward to expanding my patient population beyond oncology and utilizing different types of interventions like injections, Platelet-Rich-Plasma treatments, spinal cord stimulation procedures and other types of implanted devices.”
Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Science from New York University College of Nursing and received her Master of Science from Hunter-Bellevue College of Nursing in New York. Meghan also served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at New York University College of Nursing educating future generations of registered nurses.
“I developed a deep appreciation for Hawaiian culture as a critical access nurse at Molokai General Hospital. I jumped at the opportunity to be in an area that needs more resources, and am happy to be somewhere I am needed to provide services that should be available to everybody. The people here are so gracious and community-oriented. I am honored to be accepted into the SPCK family.“
We asked what Meghan was looking forward to outside of the Spine and Pain Center:
“I love new adventures. I am excited to discover local hiking trails, waterfalls, and ocean life. I would also like to learn how to surf!”