Ginny Witkin: The honor of serving others

Q. What is the role of a certified breast health educator and oncology breast care nurse?

A. I can sum it up in four words: awareness, education, support and survivorship. As breast health program coordinator, my mission is to increase awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer and to help facilitate access to care.

Q. What has your experience taught you after 39 years at Lakes Region General Hospital?

A. Patients and their families never cease to amaze me. I see courage, strength and determination every day. I see the love and the pain that only family members can feel as they stand beside their dear one who is facing a difficult time. My patients make me want to be a better nurse and a better human being. There is something wonderful about doing the type of work I do and I am truly honored to have the privilege.

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This Q&A is part of New Hampshire Magazine's Pink Power: Breast Health Awareness special advertising section that was featured in the October 2016 issue.

Categories: Breast Cancer