Theresa Cannon

Theresa Cannon

Theresa Cannon, RN, BSN, ONC

Oncology
Nazareth Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

... As an employee, Terrie is a fine example of a team player. She works hard, asks questions, offers assistance, and wants successful outcomes. As the Oncology Nurse Navigator, there is no one like Terrie. She is there for patients regarding any issues (clinical, financial, emotional, or seeking advice and suggestions). No matter how Terrie is assisting, you have her full focus and attention. I also attend the Nazareth Cancer Support Group monthly meetings, which Terrie has chaired for many years. It's a close group and we try to support each other and share helpful information. New Cancer patients tend to arrive timidly and display a huge smile when they see Terrie. After the meeting, new patients leave feeling more confident and knowledgeable. It's amazing the individual support Terrie offers these folks. You can just tell that she has been involved and available for them privately and one-on-one during their case.

Since I went through cancer and know how overwhelming it is, I can identify from patients' expressions and body language that Terrie is very important to them. Terrie is also right in the middle and oversees a committee that annually honors Cancer Survivors at a Nazareth Hospital luncheon. It's very enjoyable and Terrie's committee is so devoted to making this a special day. I believe you have to be a very special person with very special qualities and skills to be an Oncology Nurse Navigator. We are so fortunate that Terrie has what it takes and that she is here at Nazareth.