Posts Tagged ‘pediatric oncology’

Five things you might not know about cancer survivorship

1. Worry doesn’t go away when cancer does. While completing the final chemotherapy and/or radiation appointment is a huge milestone in the family’s journey, just because active treatment is over does not mean that the family is “out of the woods.” Active treatment can provide an easy focus for the family’s worry, and once that has completed, the family must transition to a new “waiting game.” We often hear that transitioning away from frequent hospital … Read More

A Q&A with Pediatric Hem/Onc nurse Lily

Happy Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day! We appreciate our incredible nurses every day of the year, but wanted to show some extra love for the RNs who care for our Hem/Onc patients. We snagged a few minutes with Registered Nurse Lily Doebler to ask why she chose this career, what inspires her and more! What made you decide you wanted to be a Hem/Onc nurse? After I finished my undergraduate degree, I had no idea what I wanted to do. … Read More

Finding bravery at Doernbecher

If you’ve been to Doernbecher recently, you may have noticed some new faces outside the 10th floor pediatric hematology/oncology clinic. These “Brave Bots,” designed and created by local artist Gary Hirsch, invite passersby to take a photo and explore one of the questions painted on the bots: Who helps you be brave? What’s your superpower? What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done? The installation at Doernbecher is the first Brave Bot mural inside of a children’s … Read More

Meet MyMusicRx

A children’s hospital may not seem like the most likely place for a jam session or a guitar lesson, but it happens every day at Doernbecher through a Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) program called MyMusicRx. The CCA’s mission is to bring joy into the lives of seriously ill children, teens and their families, and MyMusicRx strives to do so by leveraging the healing power of music. Program specialists visit local medical facilities to interact with … Read More

Camp Ukandu: ‘We are not alone’

I’ve been asked to write about Camp Ukandu, what it is and what it means to the kids we serve and to the staff who participate. It would take me pages to write everything, so I will tell you in no uncertain terms that Camp Ukandu is an amazing, outrageous, fun-filled week for kids with, or who have had, cancer and their siblings. The mission of Camp Ukandu is to provide a safe and secure … Read More

Congratulations, Allison Franco, March of Dimes Pediatrics Nurse of the Year!

What is a nurse? Nurses are professionals in the health care field who combine the fine art of caring with scientific skills and knowledge. Allison Franco, R.N., B.S.N., coordinator of the OHSU Doernbecher Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation program, embodies this and much more. Allison is a very skilled and knowledgeable in her role as transplant coordinator. She collaborates with multiple departments and people on a daily basis, including families, patients and outside providers. Her communication skills … Read More

Doernbecher Best in the Country U.S. News & World Report

Doernbecher Best in the Country U.S. News & World Report


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