Welcome to 2022 Patient Experience Week!

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Patient Experience Week is a dedicated time to recognize the important role that every MSK employee has in creating experiences that center our patients and caregivers. This year, we celebrate the important role that caregivers hold in the patient’s journey.

We invite staff, patients, families, and the community to join us in celebration of caregivers, with special events and ways to say thank you for their part in the patient experience.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate Patient Experience Week at MSK.

Patient Experience Week Events

Monday, April 25

Paws for Our Patients & Caregivers
Caring Canines will be visiting with staff, patients, and their families.

  • Monday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • MSK Monmouth atrium

Tuesday, April 26

Community Cooking Event
Join a virtual cooking demonstration and nutrition presentation by our Executive Chef Timothy Gee, and Food & Nutrition Patient Experience Manager, Tatanisha Peets. We will be showcasing recipes representative of our diverse patient population. The event is being hosted by Food and Nutrition Services, introduced and in partnership with the Black, Latino, Asian and Multiracial Employee Resource Network (BLAM).

  • Tuesday, April 26, at 2 p.m.
  • Virtual event
  • Register

Legal Advice for the Older Adult
This lecture will cover life planning and legal advice for the older adult cancer survivor, including how to appoint a Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney agent. It will also answer questions about Guardianship.

  • Tuesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Virtual event
  • Register

Wednesday, April 27

Paws for Our Patients & Caregivers
Caring Canines will be visiting with staff, patients, and their families.

Thursday, April 28

Paws for Our Patients & Caregivers
Caring Canines will be visiting with staff, patients, and their families.

  • Thursday, April 28, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • MSK Basking Ridge in the PVH conference room

A Caregiver Experience Conversation facilitated by Allison Applebaum
Join us for a panel discussion about the caregiver experience in the cancer journey, hosted by BLAM and Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality (PFACQ). The conversation will be facilitated by psychologist Allison Applebaum and panelists will discuss the role of caregivers in the patient experience, self-care for caregivers, speaking up as a caregiver and more. Panelists include PFACQ members, Eric Cui and Brenda Henry-Offor, and MSK community member, Led Black. Led is a recent Moth storyteller. Each panelist cared for family members and brings a unique perspective to our panel.

  • Thursday, April 28, at noon
  • Virtual event
  • Register

Cooking with Karla
Join registered dietitian Karla Giboyeaux for our free virtual nutrition workshop series. After the program, participants will receive the recipe in English and Spanish.

  • Thursday, April 28, at 1 p.m.
  • Virtual event
  • Register

Friday, April 29

Music Hour at Monmouth
Relax and enjoy a live performance from MSK volunteers, Michelle DePasquale and Anthony DePasquale. Listeners can join in by visiting the Monmouth Atrium or tune in via Zoom during lunch hour.

Michelle and Anthony are a mother/son duo who both volunteer weekly at Monmouth and Basking Ridge. Michelle plays and teaches piano and is a breast cancer survivor who was treated at MSK. She has been cancer free since 2016. Michelle shares with her students that music is a gift that needs to be given back to the community and hopes that playing for patients, families and staff helps them to relax for a moment and forget about their troubles. Anthony plays the cello and is a college student at Middlesex College, where he majors in Spanish and American Sign Language.

PFACQ discussion on supportive resources
We will end patient experience week with a program sponsored by PFACQ, highlighting the valuable MSK services and resources.

  • This prerecorded discussion will be available on Friday afternoon.
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Patient Support Resources 

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