“ When you become a St. Jude patient, you become part of our family. We are all in it together.”
Sommer Brannan, St. Jude nurse
Some people say that nursing runs in families. For one particular family of nurses, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital plays a central role.
As a nursing student, Anna Rohr met nurse Beth Baker at St. Jude. Today, that former nursing student is Anna Baker, a nurse practitioner at St. Jude and Beth’s daughter-in-law. Anna’s mother, Pam Rohr, and Beth’s daughter, Sommer Brannan, are also St. Jude nurses.
(Left to right) Pam Rohr, Anna Baker, Beth Baker and Sommer Brannan
The four women share a deep bond as members of the St. Jude family. For Sommer, 27, family is the heart of the hospital. “We are all like family at St. Jude. When you become a St. Jude patient, you become part of our family. We are all in it together. We treat all patients and their families like they are our own family.”