“The most important thing our patients need to know is they are going to be taken care of. We’re their team. We’re their people and we’re going to get them through this.”
Heather Wood has been an oncology nurse since 2009. She knows firsthand the life-changing impact of cancer on both patients and their families, having gone through treatment with her mom, a breast cancer survivor. Heather is very approachable. Her goal is to do everything possible to make a difficult journey easier. Education is essential in that goal. In her role as Nurse Educator, Heather provides chemo education at all Compass sites and leads community educational events. Knowing what’s happening and why is an important step in alleviating fear regarding chemo. She is also an active member of the Survivorship team and teaches Compass chemo standards to new team members.
When not a work, Heather loves spending time with her husband, gardening, house projects and a good book.