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Today’s spotlight: Sarah Cossette
Vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Phoenix
Cossette is an Air Force Academy graduate, holds a master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt University, is triple-board certified, and serves as lieutenant colonel and chief nurse in the Air Force Reserve.
Lesson learned in 2020: “While the pandemic forced clinical leaders into a defensive mode, I doubled-down on empowering CTCA clinicians and Air Force medics…and then listened. Maximizing their tactical role and drawing on their expertise enabled me to regain the offensive and lead more strategically, continuing our hallmark compassionate care to our patients and communities.”
Source of pride: “I created a solid culture of patient safety, engagement, and empowerment among all employees during the pandemic. As a result, our team achieved top decile national quality metrics, to include incredible patient satisfaction scores in the 99th percentile, and successfully submitted for the prestigious ANCC Magnet Journey of Excellence Designation.”
Surprising fact: “While those under 40 might draw a blank here, my great grandparents are Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. While the ‘King of the Cowboys’ and ‘Queen of the West’ were box office champions for over a decade, and heroes to a generation of kids, it was sleepovers and holidays at their Apple Valley home, and frequent visits to my school poem parties and graduations that I will always treasure.”