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Susan Scherer on Transforming Healthcare, founding Heavenly Hash Creamery and Life
November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Healthcare Hero RN Susan Scherer – on Transforming Healthcare, founding Heavenly Hash Creamery and Life
I wish we had words to prepare you for what to expect. There aren’t any.
Susan’s journey is rich and full. You will be moved to laughter and tears as she shares a story that will change who you are as you face the most beautiful and challenging of circumstances.
Everything else you need to know, you will find out on Thursday November 7th. Truly, bring a friend!
Susan Scherer’s medical career spans over 28 years. Her experience ranges from working in trauma, diagnostic coding, neurological, medical and surgical intensive care units, neurological-oncology, endocrine cancer and disorders to oncological emergency medicine. She worked in England for the National Health Service at Ipswich Trust Hospital for 2 years, Susan has traveled the globe attending and participating in oncology research and acquiring an extensive oncology education learning the latest cancer treatments, best practices with emphasis in patient education and advocacy. Susan received her Bachelors in Science of Nursing at the University of South Florida and as has been a national speaker on various radio programs discussing cancer patient advocacy and entrepreneurship. Susan was employed by Moffitt Cancer Center from 2004-2012 where she served on various committees improving patient and nursing processes.
Susan Scherer founded RN Cancer Guides Solutions 2013 and the not for profit RNCG Angel Foundation 2014, which would allow her to have a greater impact on cancer care for patients and their families by breaking down the financial, medical and emotional barriers that she had witnessed firsthand. By appreciating and utilizing the intellectual capital and experience of oncology certified nurses, she is able to not only reach private patients but impact corporate by developing the first known ECAP™ (Employee Cancer Assistance Program) in existence. In 2017, Susan was instrumental in drafting House Bill 1253 which was put into law as of 7/1/17 updating Florida Patient Bill of Rights. Patients now have the right to bring a person of their choosing to an outpatient or inpatient healthcare facility while receiving a consultation or treatment. February 2018, Susan founded Heavenly Hash Creamery, creating a cannabis infused ice cream with high nutritional content for all patients especially those suffering from extreme weight loss and other conditions. Susan continues to serve on various business, entrepreneurship, education and advisory councils to improve health care throughout the United States. Throughout her career, Susan has dedicated herself to serving others:
•Susan served in the United States Air Force.
•She was named a Florida Hospital Hero in 2006 by the Florida Hospital Association for herefforts to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. In 2013, she was 1 out of 4 National finalists for theOncology Nurse Excellence award presented by the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators.
•May 2014, Susan received the Avella C.A.R.E. Award for Outstanding Nurses
•July 2014, Susan was named Tampa Bay Business Journal 2014 Healthcare Hero Finalist.
•Susan served on the Greater Tampa Oncology Nursing Society as their Legislative Liaison. Co-Chaired Southwest Cancer Control Collaborative
•She also served on the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) National Nurse Navigation SIGLeadership Board
•Closely involved with ONS Health Policy in Washington DC and on the State level.
Susan has three children Zachary, Molly and Connor and currently resides in Oldsmar, Florida.