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Abby Cooley

Abby Cooley

  • Coordinator of Patient Family-Centered Care

Abby joined St. Jude in June 2021. In her role as Coordinator of Patient Family-Centered Care, Abby manages the parent mentor program and parent support initiatives, working directly with parent mentors to connect veteran caregivers with those currently navigating their St. Jude journey. Parent mentors walk alongside bereaved or active treatment caregivers to offer additional support, a caregiver perspective, and connect caregivers with resources available to them throughout the hospital. Abby also works directly with the interdisciplinary team to identify programming needs and creates new programs and support initiatives to improve the patient and caregiver experience.

“In my role I have the distinct honor of working with former and current St. Jude caregivers who are truly the experts in caring for a children diagnosed with a catastrophic illness. Working alongside caregivers and the interdisciplinary team to improve the patient and caregiver experience at St. Jude is a privilege that I do not take lightly. Parent mentors are an invaluable asset to the St. Jude team as they give so much to help us succeed in providing top notch Patient Family-Centered Care.”