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Teamwork, quick-thinking action save patient's life

Julie Brown was already in a fight for her life, receiving radiation therapy at the FitzPatrick Cancer Center in February for lung cancer, when she began suffering another life-threatening emergency. “And I said to my sister, I’m not coming home tonight,” the 49-year-old from Port Henry recalled. “I’m telling you right now, if they don’t do something to me today, I’m going to die.” Knowing that the cancer may already be taking away time with [...]

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Patient Praises CVPH Interventional Radiologist After Close Call

When Robert Noble arrived at CVPH in August, he was already in a fight for his life, undergoing chemotherapy to battle cancer. But at this particular moment in time, there was a pressing issue that, as it turned out, had nothing to do with the cancer. 3D reconstructed CT angiogram images show the 3 aneurysms Noble needed repaired. Initially, the concern was COVID-19. The 70-year-old, who had been stationed at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base many years ago, came to the hospital with a f [...]

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CVPH People - Everday Extraordinary

Jessica Bernard, RN, Inspires Another Chapter

Registered Nurse helps terminally ill patient and learns important life lesson

One smile can start a friendship, one person can change your life, and time is precious.  Jessica Bernard, RN carries that lesson with her every day because she has been witness to it. Currently working in The UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and previously in Interventional Radiology (IR), she met the man who would teach her this most important lesson. Using advanced technology and high quality imaging, Interventional Radiologist [...]

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