Benton has worked in the healthcare industry for over 28 years and joined the team at Pacific Cancer Institute (PCI) in April 2017.
He received his associate degree in radiography from Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro, North Carolina, his certificate in radiation therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his certificate in medical dosimetry from Labouré College with clinical training at New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his Bachelor of Science in occupational training and development from the University of Louisville and his Master of Science in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Benton is also registered in radiography and radiation therapy from The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and certified in medical dosimetry from The Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB).
As the site administrator, Benton strives to ensure that the PCI team have the tools and talent to deliver safe, compassionate, effective, timely, and quality treatment for cancer patients. He assures the facility is compliant with healthcare regulations to guarantee a safe environment for the team and their patients, promotes the facility to the community in order that patients who need are services have the opportunity to receive care close to home, and he manages the daily business operations of the facility.
What Benton appreciates most about his role is the opportunity to use his knowledge, skills, and experience to make a difference with the team and, more importantly, the patients. He feels he has succeeded when the process is safe, efficient, seamless, and reproducible. He also likes removing barriers for the team to deliver care and for patients to receive care.
In his spare time, Benton enjoys riding motorcycles, playing golf, paddle boarding, reading, and learning to play the guitar, but most of all he loves spending time with his wife and two children.