“Once I spent time here, during my clinical experience, I realized it’s not what you think, not at all. The fulfillment that I’ve found here is much more than I could have ever imagined.”
Jessie Reardon, BSN, RN, wanted to be a special education teacher for years. But when someone close to her was diagnosed with brain tumors, Reardon spent a lot of time keeping them company at the former Women and Children’s Hospital.
It’s rare these days for people to stay in the same job at the same place for most of their careers, regardless of their type of work. Anne Courtney, AAS, RN, OCN, is an exception.
“It’s very gratifying helping patients and if I can bring a positive attitude to their day and help them through a difficult time, it’s very rewarding.”
“I would like to say thank you to my coworkers and Roswell Park for allowing me to come to a place where I love my job every day, and I choose to stay here."
“I love the people I work with,” says MaryEllen "Mel" Lenz, RN, AAS, who admits being “in shock” when she received the Nurse of the Month award. “I love my job, the people I work with and I love the patients.”
Day in and day out, the nurses at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center provide outstanding care to their patients, doing their best to lift spirits and make things a little brighter for people going through a difficult time.