Cancer Blog

  • Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center? August 12, 2019 Posted in: Blog, Cancer Blog - I have been working at Holy Family Memorial for 42 years; with 32 of those years in oncology nursing. My journey into oncology nursing started as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 1981. Sometimes I think I got more from my patients than I gave to them. My oncology patients are one of the reasons… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center? June 1, 2019 Posted in: Blog, Cancer Blog - When people ask me what type of nursing I do, and I say “oncology” I always hear “that must be so sad.” Yes, it is some days. But I wouldn't do anything else. I've been working oncology at Holy Family Memorial for 31 years and truly feel it has been my calling. I cannot take… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center? April 1, 2019 Posted in: Blog, Cancer Blog - I have worked for Holy Family Memorial for 23 years. In 2011, I was invited to a meeting to collaborate services for rehabilitation and cancer patients. Survivorship and rehabilitation programs were quickly growing among cancer centers throughout the United States. HFM gave the opportunity to 25 physical, occupational, speech therapists and assistants, radiation therapists, nurses… Continue Reading
  • Why I Work in Cancer March 1, 2019 Posted in: Blog, Cancer Blog - After many years pastoring churches in the United Church of Christ, I made the decision three years ago to move into hospital chaplaincy. I wondered at first if I would miss the endless variety of work one is presented with in parish ministry. What I quickly learned is that chaplaincy is as varied as the… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work at the HFM Cancer Center? February 1, 2019 Posted in: Blog, Cancer Blog - I've been with HFM for more than 32 years and have worked in the HFM Cancer Center for nearly two years. Why did I make the change? I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. I see amazing things happening every day at the HFM Cancer Center—both wonderful and sad. Many of our patients… Continue Reading