May 29, 2020

Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Demonstrate Better Outcomes, Lower Cost in First-Ever Oncology Hospital-at-Home Evaluation

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah presented the first outcomes evaluation of an adult oncology hospital-at-home program today at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. The study evaluated patients participating in HCI’s Huntsman at HomeTM. The data demonstrate strong evidence for this care model, showing improved patient outcomes, including reduced hospitalizations and decreased visits to the emergency department.

May 06, 2020

2020 Nurses Week

Each day as I walk the halls of the hospital and clinics, I am humbled and honored to work side-by-side with our nursing staff.  Their caring, compassion, resiliency, and grit has earned HCI Nursing a place on the national stage as one of the best.  You truly do put our patients and community first, are united in your efforts for all our patients, their families, and each other and are excellent in everything you do. 

Mar 01, 2020

Cómo la enfermería oncológica es diferente

El cáncer obliga a los pacientes a enfrentar su mortalidad y vulnerabilidad. Al cuidarlos, he desarrollado gratitud y humildad. Ahora que soy una enfermera educadora, ya no trabajo directamente con los pacientes. Pero cuando lo hice, encontré oportunidades para cultivar la paciencia y la compasión con cada paciente. Acogí la oportunidad de explicar los efectos secundarios, el control de síntomas, proporcionar defensoría y coordinar la atención.

Mar 01, 2020

How Oncology Nursing Is Different

Cancer forces patients to stare their mortality and vulnerability in the face. In caring for them, I have developed gratitude and humility. Now that I am a nurse educator, I no longer work directly with patients. But when I did, I found opportunities to cultivate patience and compassion with every patient. I welcomed the opportunity to explain side effects, control symptoms, provide advocacy, and coordinate care.

Nov 04, 2019

Lawrence Marsco Named HCI Senior Director of Nursing

Lawrence Marsco, MSN, RN, OCN, has accepted the position of senior director of nursing at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Cancer Hospital, effective November 1, 2019. 

Sep 10, 2019

Making the Work Commute Work for Her

Between road construction, traffic jams, and struggling to find parking, driving to work at the University of Utah can be a major source of stress. Cassidy Doucette turned this negative into a positive by choosing an active form of transportation. She says working as an oncology nurse can be hard emotionally and physically, and her morning bike ride prepares her for the long shifts at the hospital.

Aug 23, 2019

Celebrating the First Year of Huntsman at Home

A year ago this month, Huntsman Cancer Institute opened an innovative new service: Huntsman at Home. Huntsman at Home seeks to deliver HCI-quality care to patients in their own homes. The goal is to help patients leave the hospital earlier or avoid inpatient and emergency department visits altogether.

May 08, 2019

What's In A Name?

After her mother passed away, Bailey found a unique way to honor a nurse that held a special place in her family's heart.