Memorial is celebrating Women’s History Month by spotlighting members of our team who are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community. These inspiring women were nominated by their peers. We hope you enjoy learning about them!
Danielle is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, supporting our oncology patients.
When asked how she embodies Memorial’s mission to heal, inspire, and transform the health of our community, her nominator wrote, “Danielle frequently works with breast cancer patients. Through her care, she improves the health of these patients and improves their quality of life. I saw Danielle as a patient and she encouraged me to do the things that needed to be done in order to get better. Danielle makes you want to do the right thing.”
Danielle answered a few questions so we could learn more about who inspires her.
What goes through your mind when you think of women who joined the workforce before you?
“How lucky I am to be a woman and the hardships women in the past had to endure to create this path for ‘equality’ in the workforce.
Have you drawn professional inspiration from other women? Tell us about someone who has inspired you.
“I graduated from Ursuline Academy, the oldest all-girls Catholic school in New Orleans, in 1995. Our motto is Serviam. In Latin, Serviam means I will serve. We were taught to serve our families, parish, and local communities (to think of others not just ourselves). I follow my inspiration from Serviam by serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast community of cancer patients and lymphedema patients to improve their quality of life with therapy, laughter, encouragement, love, and compassion that all things are possible with rehabilitation to have a fulfilling life.”
What is one thing you wish more people knew about women in the workplace?
“Women have come so far in the workplace, yet they have to consistently defend and prove their worth, and this shouldn’t be the case. We should not be defined by our gender.”
Congratulations on your nomination, Danielle, and thank you for all you do to support our team members and the community!