Ann M. Snow, RN, BS, OCN
Nurse Manager, Mass General Department of Radiation Oncology at Emerson Hospita - Bethke Cancer Centerl
In 1997, Massachusetts General Hospital opened its first satellite radiation oncology clinic — the Mass General Department of Radiation Oncology at Emerson Hospital. At that time, it was a one doctor, one nurse operation. Since then, the department has grown into a busy 15–person clinic, and throughout all of this, Ann Snow, RN, BS, OCN, has been the go-to person whom patients and staff turn to for radiation oncology services.
Ann coordinates a high-quality clinical operation that meets the community’s growing demand for radiation oncology services close to home. Her single-minded goal is to provide every patient with the best of care.
From the beginning, Ann created new and innovative programs to meet this goal. She initiated multidisciplinary meetings to improve communication among the different specialists who care for patients during radiation treatment and introduced specialized training for the hospital’s nurses. She integrated treatment planning for patients with head and neck malignancies, engaging social workers, speech pathologists and nutritionists.
Ann is a vigilant and resourceful guide to patients and their families throughout treatment. She sees to it that they gain the support they need — from expedited insurance authorizations to counseling for children distressed by a parent’s illness.
“With her expertise and compassion, Ann raises the comfort level of patients and calms their fears,” says a colleague.
- Kathleen Murphy
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Julian Adams, PhD
- Steve Beauville
- Andrea Paciello
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Jeanne Griffin Vaughn, NP
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Karen J. Krag, MD
- Estelle Sugarman
- Corey Jacobson
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- Nicole McNerney
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Julia Hincman-Francavilla, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
- The Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Genetic Counselors
- Teagan Stedman
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Yovanny Fana
- Joshua Sommer and the Chordoma Foundation
- Eileen McGuirk’s Flash Mob
- Kevin S. Oh, MD
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- David J. Kuter, MD, Dphil
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.