Employee Spotlight: Margaret Espitallier, Oncology Data Specialist

by OnPoint Healthcare Solutions


This month, we’re excited to spotlight one of our wonderful Oncology Data Specialists, Margaret Espitallier! Dive into her Q&A to learn more her career journey and hobbies outside of work.


What led you to a career in Cancer Registry?

A family friend lost her teenage son to cancer, this field ignited a passion and curiosity in me which eventually led me to pursue a career in Cancer Registry.


What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re proud of?

I am very proud of my accomplishment that I was able to achieve while I was Manager of my own Cancer Registry at Eden Medical Center, for receiving the “Outstanding Achievement Award” for my ACOS Survey in 2012.


What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career as an ODS?

This job requires passion,  dedication and perseverance,  if you have those 3 elements then you will succeed as an Oncology Data Specialist.


What’s your favorite productivity hack?

Always review the case prior to abstracting to determine its reportability, this will save you precious time.


What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on?

I liked working on special cancer case studies assigned by the State or Acos, while I was Manager of the Cancer Registry.


What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I am an avid Gardner, I grow my own vegetables in my little garden, I care for my fruit trees and I enjoy doing crafts, needle work, knitting and decorating.


What are you currently watching or reading?

I am currently watching Game of Thrones for the second time, and looking forward to watching season 2 of The House of Dragons on MAX.


Tell us about your favorite food or meal!

My favorite meal is London Broil which I haven’t had in a long time!


What is an item on your bucket list?

I like to travel a lot, I have seen many countries,  hope to see Australia,  New Zealand, Japan, and South America, especially Peru, Machu Pichu.



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