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Jodi Shewczyk

Cancer Care

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  • Jodi Shewczyk
    Becca Sabot
    “Families are such an important part of a patient’s support and recovery.”
  • Jodi Shewczyk
    Becca Sabot
    “I get great joy from seeing patients after recovery. They will come up to the unit months—even years—after their treatment to search us out, and it always creates a joyous commotion on the unit.”
  • Jodi Shewczyk
    Becca Sabot
    “I find my center and peace in knowing that I provided my patients with the best care I could during such a difficult time.”

RN
Regions Hospital

 

Oncology nursing is one of highs and lows. “As a nurse you are partially living the roller coaster along with them,” Jodi Shewczyk says. “I have celebrated with many patients as they have completed chemo, been put into remission, and been discharged to home. I have also experienced patients doing poorly or losing their battle with cancer.”

The job is about so much more than what’s in the textbooks. “It includes addressing patients’ medical, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, as well as supporting their familial and interpersonal relationships.”

Often, upon discharge, an oncology nurse teaches a patient’s family how to nurse. “This involves extensive education—on medications and procedures, on care of central lines, on drains and wounds.” In oncology, when you’re a nurse, you’re family.

Donald Brock

Donald Brock

Emergency Care

Jan Baller

Jan Baller

Lifetime Achievement

Johannes Koomen

Johannes Koomen

Long-Term Care

Laurel Edinburgh

Laurel Edinburgh

Children's Health

Cyrus Batheja

Cyrus Batheja

Administrative Leadership

Sandy Greenquist

Sandy Greenquist

Women's Health

Erin Mehta

Erin Mehta

Clinic Setting

JoAnne Geiser

JoAnne Geiser

School Nurse

Gretchen Moen

Gretchen Moen

Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Quinlan-Woodward

Jessica Quinlan-Woodward

Hospital Setting

Jeff Paurus

Jeff Paurus

Nurse Educator

Jennifer Bucka

Jennifer Bucka

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