Nurse of the Month

“No matter the situation, I want to make sure that person is comfortable, that they understand what’s happening and aren’t afraid."
“Everyone’s qualified, so passionate, so positive, and that’s what gets us to the point where we can complete the common goal, to give the patients as much care and treatment success as possible."
“Ultimately, it’s the team I work with. I honestly love each and every person,” she says.
“I am a member of a team, working along with our other staff, the patients, their families and their friends, all of us working together toward the best outcome for the patient.”
"Feeling like I was sought after made me feel like I wanted to work here; even as a student, my work was valued,” she says.

Vince Paluch, RN, AAS, did not set out to be a nurse. He was looking for a job in education when he decided to explore healthcare as a career.

There are still a handful of people at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center who were here when a duck pond welcomed patients near the main entrance. Kelley Watson, BSN, RN, is one of them.
“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."