Allen L’Italien, RN

Allen L'Italien, RN, is the executive director at EMMC Cancer Care. Allen is responsible for patient care services, including diagnostic services provided by the Breast and Osteoporosis Center, pediatric oncology, breast surgical oncology, medical oncology and hematology, radiation oncology, oncology research, inpatient oncology, cancer genetics counseling, and cancer outreach.
Allen has been working in healthcare for more than 45 years, starting as a nurse's aide at Eastern Maine Medical Center after spending three years at a major hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Allen went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Husson University, and then became a registered nurse. At Eastern Maine Medical Center, Allen has held the positions of charge nurse, department head, and business manager for Cancer Care as an outpatient service before he accepted his current position.
Allen is a founding board member for the Maine Cancer Consortium, and a member of the New England Clinical Oncology Society and the Association of Cancer Executives.
Allen enjoys working at Eastern Maine Medical Center because he has been able to help expand its cancer services to truly make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer in Maine.
"I enjoy working here because of the constant challenges that making a difference for our friends and for our neighbors brings. Expanding offerings that make a difference has always been supported by the senior leadership, especially in getting meaningful oncology research established in Maine. That meets the definition of worthwhile work.”