Kudos to our team from the College of Medicine Dean’s Accolades newsletter:
For the patients who see the UAMS Radiation Oncology team, just getting out of bed and making it to an appointment is a struggle sometimes. One of them recently wrote to thank the entire team for making her spirits soar while they provided expert, compassionate care.
“Today, I literally almost called to cancel the appointment because I did not feel good at all,” the patient wrote. “But I knew that they would make me laugh, and I would witness their camaraderie, all of which would lift my spirits. Just walking in the front doors of the clinic makes one feel welcomed and important. … Choosing to smile, remember a name, and being kind is a choice! Your team chooses! As a patient who is just tired and worn out, I say, thank you.”
The patient expressed appreciation especially for radiation therapists Ashly Cummings, Angie Chambers, Lindsey Brent and Amy Sherrill, along with Assistant Professor Dr. Adam Wolfe, for his “tender and inclusive bedside manners and professionalism.”
On this particular day, the team had a surprise for the patient – a “diploma” and symbolic ringing of the bell to signify the completion of treatment. Those symbolic steps were all the more special thanks to the Radiation Oncology team. Kudos to you all.