Deborah Bass

Deborah Bass

Deborah Bass, RN

Hematology/Oncology Clinic
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Tucson, Arizona
United States
Debbie does everything in a timely manner, while always making me feel important, and keeping me informed of the progress.

I would like to tell you about my nurse, Debbie. I come to the VA for chemotherapy.  Whenever I come in, Debbie greets me with a friendly smile, a sweet hello and a hug.  She welcomes me like part of the family.

Debbie has a gentle touch when using my port for my bloodwork.  She sends my bloodwork up immediately so I can get the results back ASAP to get the chemo started.  Once the results are back, she messages the pharmacy to mix the medication.  Debbie does everything in a timely manner, while always making me feel important, and keeping me informed of the progress.

Throughout the day, Debbie checks on me to see if I am okay, and to encourage me through this journey.  She always asks about any concerns I may have, not just during chemo, but also in my daily life.  Before I leave, she has already scheduled my next appointment.

Debbie makes me feel like an important part of the VA family.  She is so personable and caring.  She makes having chemotherapy a lot more pleasant experience.  Thank you, Debbie!