Written with contributing author Linda Robinson, MSN, CPXP, RN, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, MDM Healthcare
The Journey PX team is proud to support patients. Patients have powerful stories, some so powerful that they impact an entire community.
We recently sat down with Cathy “CHICK” Halloran, who made a promise to God during her battle with breast cancer that if her health were restored she would give back to other patients struggling with the same diagnosis. After surviving her battle with cancer she devoted herself to ensuring the promise she made would be kept, eventually creating the non-profit organization, Chicks & Chucks Inc in July of 2021. According to their website, Chicks & Chucks is a resource for breast cancer patients who require products and services in their battle and have little or no financial means to acquire what they need.
Cathy also discussed the powerful impact that patient experience can make. She returned to the Kentucky hospital where she received treatment, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, as a volunteer and eventually an employee. Cathy now runs the Women’s Health Boutique at St. Elizabeth in Edgewood, KY. The boutique offers an array of items for cancer patients, including wigs, bras, cream to help with radiation, and also fun gift items such as jewelry. The boutique is a unique example of how the patient experience can be enhanced inside the hospital to elevate the human experience, which is a core part of our mission at Journey PX.
There are several ways to donate to Chicks and Chucks, Inc. Donations are used for purchasing resource books, bras, prosthetics, and wigs for breast cancer patients. Donations can be made directly on their website here, or for those with an Amazon account, donations can be made by selecting Chicks and Chucks as the charity of choice in their Amazon Smile section.
You can hear more from Cathy in our PX Space podcast interview.
We’re so inspired by this powerful story of patient-turned-activist Cathy Halloran. Journey PX is committed to patients, and bringing peace of mind to the patient experience. MDM Healthcare’s innovative Journey PX patient experience solution uses cloud technology configurations to deliver patient education and engagement tools.