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The one hundred honoree: Kristen M. Bodnaruk, RN, BS, OCN

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The one hundred honoree: Kristen M. Bodnaruk, RN, BS, OCN

Mass General Giving

“In 1999, my wife Susan was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome that subsequently evolved into acute myelogenous leukemia. After a bone marrow transplant in 2000, she underwent three more transplants as an outpatient before losing her battle with this disease in November 2006.

Throughout these seven years, Kristen Bodnaruk was my wife’s primary care nurse. Kristen ensured that Susan received the best possible care in every part of her treatment, which included undergoing the first stem cell transplant performed at Mass General as an outpatient procedure. During each of our multiple weekly visits to the Infusion Unit, Kristen helped us quell our fears and readily answered all of our questions — or made sure we received the information we sought before we left for the day. In every way, Kristen treated us as well as her other patients with a high level of professionalism coupled with unsurpassed compassion and tenderness.”

— John S. Zajonc