As a health professional, I have been aware of City of Hope for over 40 years and often referred patients for treatment. Last year, I was diagnosed with small B-cell lymphoma and chose to go to City of Hope for care. Dr. Nitya Nathwani, my hematologist/oncologist, has been with me every step of the way. His expertise, professionalism and empathy are outstanding. The laboratory staff, the nurse practitioners, outpatient nurses all exemplify the “caring for the whole person” philosophy of City of Hope.
My nursing colleagues, family and friends, are participating in different events [with City of Hope]. The research that goes on at City of Hope is cutting edge and often highlighted in our community, as well as internationally. Each year City of Hope participates in the Tournament of Roses Parade, and I am a 28-year volunteer with that international event, which is televised worldwide.
When given a diagnosis of a life-threatening disease, seek out the most current treatment and the hospitals that have the best outcomes. Multidisciplinary approaches to care are recognized as the most effective and City of Hope offers these.