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.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Joshua Sommer
- Gordon B. Zacks
- Ann Murray Paige
- Nicole McNerney
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- David J. Kuter, MD, Dphil
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Bruce A. Chabner, MD
- Pennies from Heaven
- Teagan Stedman
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Rhonda McGrail
- Philip Gosnell
- Phyllis McNally
- Dell, Inc.
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Julian Adams, PhD
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Moireen and Aaron Ruotsala
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
- Steve Beauville
- Lori Grassette
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Ray Gobbi and Robert Kilroy
- Robert Howe
- Yovanny Fana
- Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP
- Anne Fallon
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.