Jessica A. Berry, RN, BSN, OCN
Staff Nurse, Lunder 9
Jessica Berry, RN, BSN, OCN, an exemplary oncology nurse, often serves as a preceptor to new nurses on her unit in the Mass General Cancer Center.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better role model,” writes Christina Patti, RN, who observed Jess conduct thorough patient assessments, teach patients their chemotherapy regimens and provide compassionate end-of-life support to patients and family members.
Jess involved Christina in helping care for a patient who was dying of lung cancer. Jess comforted the patient’s family and shared her own stories with them. Knowing that the patient took pride in always looking her best, Jess gently washed and styled the woman’s hair. The patient’s husband later wrote to Mass General Chief Nurse Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, and Mass General President Peter Slavin, MD, praising Jess for her extraordinary kindness to his wife during her last days of life.
Christina writes, “Those of us who are privileged to work with Jess know that she provides extraordinary care to each patient every day.”
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen and Michael Keamy
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Joshua Sommer and the Chordoma Foundation
- Marla Serwin
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Eileen McGuirk’s Flash Mob
- Steve Beauville
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope
- Corey Jacobson
- Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
- James C. Cusack Jr., MD
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Teagan Stedman
- Julian Adams, PhD
- Yovanny Fana
- Harrison Strickler
- Aaron and Moireen Ruotsala
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Kevin Campbell
- Jason Maxwell
- Jeff Warren
- Lori Grassette
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.