A woman listed as one of the best doctors in the state is getting ready to leave it.
Dr. Jennie Crews is the medical director of the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center in Washington. She has announced she's accepted a job in Washington State. Dr. Crews will be leaving at the end of the month for the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, Washington.
Crews has been with the hospital in Washington since 1998. Her biography says she was named to the 2009 Business NC Magazine's Best Doctors list.
Pam Shadle, Manager of Marketing, Public Relations at Beaufort Hospital says University Health Systems remains committed to the cancer program in Washington, and officials are already working on recruiting a new medical director.
Meanwhile, the cancer center is planing to expand. An architect is working on drawings, and the plans are expected in the next few months.