#Thankanurse: A Tribute from CSC’s Affiliate Network


Patrice A. Stephens, MSN, APN, ACON-BC, began her work with breast cancer patients at Advocate Christ Medical Center nearly 35 years ago. In her first role as an oncology nurse and her current position as Breast Nurse Navigator, Patrice has touched the lives of tens of thousands of breast cancer patients and their families. Patrice provides extraordinary patient-centered care to the women she meets each day. Her approach to working with breast cancer patients expands beyond medical care. Patrice provides referrals for wigs, prosthesis, social support, counseling, and breast cancer networking groups in order to further assist her patients during their journey with breast cancer. She offers hope during difficult and uncertain times.

Patrice coordinates the community programs Look Good, Feel Better and Paint the Town Pink each year for Advocate Christ Medical Center. These programs reach hundreds of community members each year. After 35 years in the field, Patrice still greets every patient with a smile and a warm hello while sharing the latest breakthroughs in breast cancer treatment.

Patrice’s dedication to the field of oncology expands beyond her own position at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Patrice volunteers her time with Gilda’s Club Chicago at Advocate Christ Medical Center by co-facilitating a monthly Breast Cancer Networking Group and also providing lectures. In addition, she is a founding board member with March4Meg, a local organization that provides support to melanoma patients and their families.

Have you thanked your favorite nurse yet? #ThankaNurse!