Category Archives: Women’s Health

Meet Rose’s DAISY Award Winner for January – Fiona Bendiak!

Congratulations to Fiona Bendiak on winning the Rose DAISY Award for January! Fiona works in the postpartum unit on Rose’s 3rd floor. As a nurse who cares for patients who have just welcomed a new baby into their family, Fiona’s … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Kina, Breast Cancer

To say that breast cancer changed Kina McMillian’s life would be an understatement. To say that breast cancer changed her life in a profound and meaningful way would be more accurate. Kina has the unique ability to find the good … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Renée, Ovarian Cancer

In the summer of 2012, Renée was experiencing bladder issues that she and her primary care physician thought might just be a urinary tract infection. As the discomfort increased, she knew something wasn’t right. Because Renée has worked for nearly … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Margaret, Thyroid Cancer

Margaret Juanes has been described by her medical team as a miracle. When she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in September 2012, she began a long journey that she never anticipated. “It was a shocking moment at that time,” she … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Marcie, Breast Cancer

“We don’t live at the edge of the world, but you can see it from here,” says Marcie Harkness about living in eastern Colorado in a small rural town named Towner. Marcie has been a wheat farmer there for the … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Marilyn, Vulvar Cancer

Marilyn Sacks-Rabin is a soft-spoken clinical psychologist. She spends her free time going for walks, cooking, reading, and participating in book groups. She likes to travel, and she loves the mountains. Marilyn is happily married, with one son and one … Continue reading

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Meet Rose’s DAISY Award Winner for May – Carol Montgomery!

Congratulations to Carol Montgomery on becoming the seventh Rose DAISY Award winner! As those who work in clinical healthcare know, the work is challenging from time to time. But for patients and families enduring the most difficult of circumstances, the … Continue reading

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Pain management during labor

Guest post: Are you starting to think about labor and wondering how you will cope with the pain? Many women are nervous and don’t know where to begin. Whether you are planning to labor without pain medicine or with an … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Hope, Colon Cancer

Hope Hawn is no stranger to intense situations. As a victim advocate for the Lakewood Police Department, Hope responds to crisis calls to provide comfort, support and referrals. Ironically, Hope has never felt particularly comfortable around doctors. For many years, … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Tamara, Breast Cancer

Tamara Berry has been working for Denver Water for 24 years, currently as an application developer. Tami enjoys spending time with her husband and her 8-year-old daughter, who is in the 3rd grade. When she’s not cycling on her road … Continue reading

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