BY KirstiAnn Clifford

The last 10 months have been the most challenging of Patricia Galvin’s 30-plus year nursing career.

On Dec. 15, she became the second MD Anderson workforce member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. At that moment, she felt a mix of emotions, including hope for the future.  

“I’ve been waiting for this day to come,” says Galvin, a clinical nurse in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “I feel honored and grateful to be among...

ICU nurse Patricia Galvin

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Last updated Jan. 21, 2021

Over his 27-year career at MD Anderson, Steven Sherman, M.D., chair of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President Carol Porter, D.N.P., formed her first impressions of MD Anderson as a Magnet appraiser in...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Patient Care Technician Raymond Alex Jr., is known in MD Anderson’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and around the hospital for sharing inspirational messages with our cancer patients and staff. For the past 13 years, his passion for words has helped him connect with patients and promote healing.

“An encouraging word means a lot,” says Alex. “Being able to provide a little bit of inspiration and put a smile on a patient’s face...

Patient Care Technician and multiple myeloma survivor Raymond Alex Jr.

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

It takes more than Band-Aids with cartoon characters to put children receiving cancer treatment at ease, but Leo Flores knows how.


BY KirstiAnn Clifford

A patient writes, “The Astros will win the World Series next year,” in bold print as Jaquelin Velasquez watches. The clinical nurse in Lymphoma...