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Cynthia T. French

Nurse Practitioner

UMass Memorial Medical Center

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UMass Memorial Medical Center

119 Belmont Street

Worcester, Massachusetts,01605

United States

Company Description

UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts with more than 13,200 employees and 1,700 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Our member hospitals and entities include Clint... more

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CHEST Enterprises


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The CHEST Foundation


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This session, chaired by DorAnne M. Donesky, PhD, RN, of the University of California, San Francisco, and Cynthia L. French, RN, MS, of the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., will provide an overview of recent advances in the areas of critical care related to integrative therapies, pediatrics, and advanced practice nursing, with application of lessons learned in clinical practice related to palliative care, tuberculosis, and sleep.


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Specifically, the 2008 awardee, Cynthia French, is a nurse practitioner at UMass Memorial Medical Center.


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Cindy French, NP, Awarded Compassionate Caregiver of the Year
Nurse practitioner recognized for making 'the unbearable bearable' WORCESTER - Cynthia T. French of Boylston was a 19-year-old nurse navigating the intensive care unit. A new graduate, she was proud of the skills she brought to her patients, particularly the people with severe lung and neuromuscular disease who needed respirators to breathe. Cindy T. French, nurse practitioner at UMass Memorial Medical Center, was honored with the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award. "I was out there diligently caring for IVs and tubes and taking their blood pressures," she said. Caring for the whole patient and by extension their families is a cornerstone of the compassion for which Ms. French was honored last week with the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award. Now a nurse practitioner who coordinates critical care operations at UMass Memorial Medical Center and serves as assistant editor for the medical journal Chest, Ms. French still cares for patients in the hospital's Lung and Allergy Center. "The population of patients I care for is not a population that someone who cares would ever walk away from," she said. Her patients have disabling shortness of breath or coughs so bad they interfere with daily life. They have emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (better known as COPD) or lung cancer or chronic asthma. They come to the outpatient clinic for years as they manage their disease, building relationships with their caregivers. "Cindy treats all of her patients just like they were her own family," said Dr. Richard S. Irwin, chair of critical care at UMass Memorial and professor of medicine and nursing at University of Massachusetts Medical School. "Cindy was always his nurse," his wife, Mary Skinner, said last week about her husband, who died last year at age 67. Ms. French met him, hanging over his car door, and ushered him into the hospital. Fifteen minutes later, he couldn't breathe. "Cindy is able to work with patients and let them know she feels their pain, but not just that. She also leaves them with the impression that she will do something about it," he said. "We never let go of hope," Ms. French said. "We can't always cure the illness but my own definition of hope is the spiritual grace that allows us to help our patients find the strength to face the next day and whatever it may bring." She also has a definition for compassion.


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Cynthia French, who goes by the nickname Cindy, is a nurse practitioner at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
She is adored by patients and families and revered by her colleagues. She is compassionate and committed, a lover of collaboration, a quiet yet fierce advocate for her patients. Cindy began her career working with patients with serious respiratory diseases, then went on to work in many other departments, but eventually circled back to her first love, helping preserve the most precious, elemental foundation of life: breath. "I felt a calling to work with patients with neuromuscular and lung disease," she said. When she and physician colleague realized that their pulmonary patients with Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, were having trouble managing multiple appointments at different locations, they created an ALS center, offering multidisciplinary ALS care in one location. Cindy developed very close relationships with many of her ALS patients and their families, visiting them at home during her off-hours, offering them 24/7 access to her via her cell phone and always educating them and preparing them for the next stage of their loved one's illness. "Many of her patients have not wanted to die without Cindy being present," said one colleague. "She is always singled out by the family during the eulogy." Cindy always sends the mourners a note with a copy of Healing After Loss, a book that offered her deep solace after her own father died. When we asked Cindy what experiences had shaped her, here's what she told us: It was more than 30 years ago and she was a young nurse, helping put a polio patient into an iron lung, a large cylindrical drum once commonly used as a ventilator. As she went about her work, another nurse sat by the patient's bed, chatting warmly with him and feeding him strawberries. It was a moment of human connection that touched her deeply. "This was a dimension of nursing I hadn't learned about in school," said Cynthia, who uses that memory as a touchstone when she loses sight of what's important in her day to day work.


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CYNTHIA FRENCH, NP, NAMED SCHWARTZ CENTER COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR
Cynthia French, NP, MS, a nurse practitioner at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is the winner of the prestigious Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award, given by the Boston-based Kenneth B. Schwartz Center. "Cynthia has spent much of her life working with patients who struggle with one of the most basic requirements of life: breath," said Julie Rosen, executive director of the Schwartz Center. Wielding a "velvet hammer," as one patient's wife put it, Cindy has made a career out of recognizing patient needs that are not being met, then working with kindred spirits to create change. When it became clear that more could be done to improve the quality of life for patients with lung disease, Cindy, her long-time collaborator Richard Irwin, MD, and several colleagues created a pulmonary rehabilitation program. "Many of her patients have not wanted to die without Cindy being present," said one colleague. Cindy always sends the mourners a note with a copy of Healing After Loss, a book that offered her deep solace after her own father died.


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