Janet Hager is case coordinator for the After Cancer Treatment Survivorship (ACTS) Program. After working in several different areas of the hospital for more than 30 years, she found her home in the Cancer Institute.
“I primarily worked with cancer patients many years ago when I worked in the ambulatory care clinic,” Janet said. “I felt drawn to working with oncology patients ever since. When the case coordinator position in the After Cancer Treatment Survivorship Program became available in 2002, I knew that it was the right move for me.”
Janet and the rest of the ACTS team have dedicated themselves to helping cancer survivors navigate life after treatment.
“It is very gratifying when we see our patients ‘graduate’ to their adult doctors,” Janet said. “Our team of doctors, nurses, and social workers couldn’t be more proud of our patients when we see that they have become savvy healthcare consumers and know how to advocate for their future health.”
- As a child Monica would visit her mom, a registered nurse at CHOC, on lunch breaks. Today she works alongside her.
- For Nurses Week, nursing leaders at CHOC offer advice to those pursuing a career in healthcare.
- At age two, Caroline was at CHOC fighting cancer. Today, she’s a registered nurse fighting alongside CHOC patients.