UH Seidman Cancer Center at St. John Medical

On our visit, Rotarian and UH Community Outreach Director Paul Forthofer, Nurse Manager Deanna Turns, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Roben Leaverton and Clinical Partner Bryson Mackson gave Rotarians a better understanding of the cancer treatment experience.  Their staff of approximately 75 team of oncologists, surgeons, nurses, pathologists and other care staff provides patients with comprehensive cancer care.  As they explained, cancer patients come in feeling vulnerable; as they get to know the treatment team, some patients become “family” which is most rewarding.  Opened in 2012 the Westlake facility participates in clinical trials as well.  We were all provided with a reminder and a summary form to keep our medical information accessible in times of emergency.