Being part of the HERS Team is an opportunity to work with compassionate, knowledgeable individuals, learn new skills, and assist patients as they navigate their cancer journey. It is a job that calls to few yet we are fortunate to have had some very special individuals join our team!
One of our wonderful team members is Breast Care Specialist Carlie L. who joined HERS nearly five years ago. She was eager to work in a medical-related field and, and as Program Director Annette L. recently recalled about their first meeting: "there was just something special about Carlie."
As is sometimes the case, team members move on and it's time for Carlie to begin pursuing her nursing career in earnest. We held a farewell party for her recently and she's pictured here with a gift from coworker Debra S. It's a framed print with a beautiful Hippocrates quote: "Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity."
Carlie shared that her time at HERS has been a wonderful experience. She states one of the most rewarding aspects of her job is "listening to patients' stories and being able to serve them with compassion."
Carlie's career choice was inspired by her mother, Tessie, who is a nurse, as well as the experience of caring for her grandmother. We look forward to watching Carlie's career bloom! Good luck, Carlie!