We hope this issue of Promise finds you and the ones you love both healthy and hopeful — and that the stories within provide inspiration during these trying times. We are thinking of you.
COVID-19 has posed an especially daunting challenge to our workforce at MD Anderson. And our teams have responded with courage and resilience to protect our patients — the largest immunocompromised patient population in the world. I am proud to lead this unified and dedicated group of cancer fighters who have gone to extraordinary lengths to shield our vulnerable patients, fellow coworkers and the community at large from this deadly virus.
Our efforts rely on careful planning and innovation, our selfless employees and the devotion of people like you. We are grateful for our many friends in these uncertain times. From your encouraging messages, to your donations of personal protective equipment, food and in-kind gifts, to your generosity in giving to our Caring Fund for employees and our Patient Assistance Program — knowing that we have your invaluable support inspires all of us to work harder every day. Thank you for believing in our mission and in those pursuing it.
Peter WT Pisters, M.D., president of MD Anderson, before a virtual town hall to update employees on MD Anderson's proactive response to COVID-19.
Workforce members reflect the faces of everyday heroes.
Institutional leaders onstage at a virtual town hall.
Sidewalk chalk art outside employee entrances at MD Anderson.
George Chang, M.D., a professor of Surgical Oncology, donates convalescent plasma at MD Anderson’s Blood Bank in April.
Signage around MD Anderson reflects gratitude and teamwork.