2012 Ethel Fleming Arceneaux Outstanding Nurse-Oncologist Award
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Published on Oct 9, 2012
Claudine Jreissaty, RN, says one goal has guided her as a nurse: "to help people through their journeys with cancer." Such dedication has garnered Jreissaty MD Anderson's highest nursing honor, the Ethel Fleming Arceneaux Outstanding Nurse-Oncologist Award.
Established by The Brown Foundation, Inc. in 1982, the award includes a cash award of $15,000, a crystal plaque and a commemorative pin, which she received at a June ceremony led by Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson.
"It's such a privilege to receive an award for something I love to do," says Jreissaty, a clinical nurse in the surgical breast oncology clinic at MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land. "I'm honored to be a nurse at this institution and to receive this prestigious award."
Jreissaty was born near Beirut, Lebanon, where she graduated from nursing school in 1997. She held various nursing positions in her home country before she moved to the United States in 2004 and received her Texas nursing license. She arrived at the institution's Nellie B. Connally Breast Center at the Lowry and Peggy Mays Clinic in February 2008.
"I consider MD Anderson my big family," Jreissaty says. "I want to be part of a great change in this world by impacting those who may have lost hope."
Her first experience with cancer occurred at age 8; her father was diagnosed with brain cancer and died a few months into his treatment. Eighteen years later, her sister, Josiane, was diagnosed with brain cancer. She was 22 when the disease took her life three weeks after surgery.
"Looking back, I always knew I wanted to help others," Jreissaty says. "Showing empathy and understanding how patients feel is very important. Nursing helps me focus outside of myself. It's rewarding when a patient's family trusts you to care for their loved one."
Join us in Making Cancer History®, make a donation at: www.mdanderson.org/gifts
Standard YouTube License
- 4:42 We Love Oncology Nursing!by MethodistHospitalHou 2,466 views
- 2:56 Pediatric Hem/Onc Nursing: What It Means To Meby aphonadmin 3,094 views
- 15:00 Oncology Nursing Month: Oncology Nuses Make a Differenceby OncologyNurses 2,600 views
- 3:46 In the Presence of Hope - Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncologyby JohnsHopkinsKimmel 2,748 views
- 3:18 Nursing - A Day in the Life, Tanishaby JNJhealth 27,230 views
- 2:49 Oncology Nursing Month: I Love Oncology Music Videoby OncologyNurses 8,502 views
- 3:30 Tell Me a Story: Cancer Patient Inspires Pediatric Oncologistby CincinnatiChildrens 25,737 views
- 2:42 Why I Love Being an Oncology Nurseby nursekris99 4,859 views
- 4:55 Ohio State's Dedicated Oncology Nursesby WOSUColumbus 5,273 views
- 1:41 Pediatric Oncology Nurse Senior MultiMedia Project 2012by AnenG1419 1,568 views
- 4:36 Dr. Nancy Lee, Radiation Oncologist -- Sloan-Ketteringby mskcc 6,458 views
- 3:21 Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology - You're Beautifulby JohnsHopkinsKimmel 182,460 views
- 2:24 Matteo Renzi su tumori e termovalorizzatori contro Oncologa DIFFONDI !!!!by SuperAgo87 114 views
- 9:44 Leben mit Krebs - aus der Onkologie Nordwestby klausfinzler 15,008 views
- 5:29 A bright future for philanthropy:Young donors reflect the heart of giving to MD Andersonby myGivingToMDAnderson 85 views
- 3:01 Nurses share why they love working at Children's Hospital of Wisconsinby childrenshospitalwi 836 views
- 7:00 In 'American Nurse,' Portraits of an Evolving Professionby PBSNewsHour 2,299 views
- 2:57 Surgery Charge Nurse and the General Surgeonby indygaston 7,038 views
- 2:42 Filipino nurses in California complain about delayed salariesby TheABSCBNNews 3,506 views
- 4:11 'Nursing the nation' - by Molly Caseby RCNonline 231,251 views
- Loading more suggestions...