Baptist Health Breast Center utilizes a specialized team of navigational nurses known as CareCoaches. CareCoaches provide compassionate, ongoing support and individualized attention to cancer patients and their families to guide them through the process before, during, and after treatment.
The CareCoaches acrostic stands for:
C- Compassionate hearts fully abound.
A- Advocates for patients with a smile not a frown!
R- Respectful of patient’s privacy and their every need.
E – Enthusiastic and encouraging with each word, thought, and deed!
C- Conscientious about total patient care.
O- Optimistic about the future and help patients get there!
A- Abater of fear, anger and mountains of doubt.
C- Cradler within the valley of woe when patients can’t climb out!
H- Healer of wounded spirits, hearts, and minds.
E- Excelling far beyond what the job description defines!
S- Supportive, Superlative, Spectacular, Stupendous, Stellar…CareCoaches!
What other words would you include about the CareCoaches?
Miriam White Williams
During a professional career that spanned nearly four decades, Miriam White Williams distinguished herself as an English teacher, substance abuse and mental health specialist, adjunct college professor, educational consultant and author par excellence. She had a profound effect upon thousands of lives.
Ms. Williams was awarded over 70 local and national honorariums for her service to children and her community. She was twice honored by Miami-Dade County with “Miriam White Williams Day” proclamations and by the philanthropic divisions of organizations such as JC Penney and the United Way. In 1992, she was honored by the National Football League and selected to represent all 32 teams as their “Teacher of the Year.” She was praised by three U.S. Senators and is lauded in the Congressional Record of the 102nd Congress of the United States of America.
Educated in the public schools of Jacksonville, Florida, Ms. Williams holds a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She is married to her college sweetheart and has two daughters and two grandchildren. She is widely traveled and accomplished in several artistic fields. Most recently, she penned a volume of poems chronicling her journey through breast cancer.
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