Patient Experience

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.”
“The reason I ride is because I want the accessibility of Roswell Park to be there for everybody.”
“Taking a hands-on approach to lymphedema management and consistently updating the patient on their plan of care represents the gold standard of care."
"I knew once I graduated that Roswell Park was where I wanted to be.”
Regardless of whether additional booster doses will be needed later, the benefits of having the vaccine provided some immediate rewards.
“It’s another component of creating the safest environment we can for our patients to receive care,” says Shirley Johnson, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Operations Officer at Roswell Park.
“I looked Dr. Hennon straight in the eyes, shook his hand, and told him that I have never lost and I have never quit. I don’t plan on starting now. Roswell may have been my last hope, but I had hope."
After meeting with that doctor for what he thought might be an ulcer, Mark was diagnosed with duodenal cancer, a rare type of cancer of the small intestine or bowel.
When Jim Croft was diagnosed with bladder cancer in June 2015, he didn’t know the journey on which he was about to embark. 
Christina has experienced side effects along the way, but thanks to the new Chemotherapy Education Pathway, she was better equipped ahead of treatment. Knowing what might happen and how to deal with it has made the experience easier.
Cancer survivors have a chance to share their stories and influence how doctors and researchers design cancer treatments, thanks to Roswell Park’s ROCKstars program.