Peak Performer: Hannah Doty
program coordinator, Hematology/Oncology
Hannah was a Peak Performer recipient for the fourth quarter of 2022 (July-September). Below is her nomination letter.
Hannah has been an instrumental part of bringing the cellular therapy program to Cook Children's in the absence of a clinical trial to support oncology patients. The Car-T program has been successful with Hannah and Dr. Pacenta's dedicated oversight and commitment to their patients. An unusual situation occurred that required more oversight and regulation than had been previously needed for a cellular therapy patient and Hannah never waivered in her commitment to recognizing our promise. She worked diligently to meet the needs that were required to fulfill the additional oversight for this particular patient so that their treatment could happen here at Cook Children's. In addition, Hannah took time away from her regular clinical responsibilities to train additional staff about cellular therapy so that they could work closely and knowledgeably with these patients in the future and help fulfill the required oversight needs in the appropriate manner.
During the time that Hannah was working to ensure that her patients had access to their needed therapies here at Cook Children's she was also covering for a service in clinic that she is not as familiar with. Hannah attended meetings and covered clinics to ensure that those patients did not miss out on their care. Hannah stepped in to help cover the additional services in the Hematology Oncology (H/O) clinic and precept a new nurse in her role on the neuroblastoma team. Hannah maintained a calm focus during what could have been a very difficult time. She is a true peak performer and should be recognized for her contributions in the H/O clinic and the cellular therapy program.