Desiree Noelle Palmer, ARNP, DNP, CPNP-PC
On staff since November 2021
Children's Title: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
"In pediatric hematology-oncology, I feel so lucky because I get to almost become part of the patient’s family. The patients stay with us for at least 100 days, and the most rewarding part is being able to connect with families in a long-term capacity, to understand what makes their day a win and to help them achieve that."
I’ve been working in pediatrics for eight years, and my patients help me grow on a daily basis. They’ve shown me a resilience that I never could have imagined. My job extends past prescribing and administering medicine: I also provide support and care for patients and for their families. My role is to listen, to explain and to understand their dynamic needs and make sure they feel supported.