For Beth Dalisky, patients are the focus, and teamwork is the key. The complexities of overseeing medication preparation, dispensing, and research trials requires collaboration with all departments at WVCI to optimize safe, appropriate medication acquisition and utilization.
Empathetic and responsible, Beth believes in providing high-quality care as safely and efficiently for patients as possible. That overarching goal informs how she works with research leadership, the support she provides to admix for chemotherapy, and actively making herself available as a resource to physicians, nurses, and clinical teams on medication usage.
“I try to put myself in my patients’ shoes and relate to what they are going through,” she says.
A lifelong learner, Beth monitors the constant changes in cancer treatment and supports the WVCI research program and clinical teams in implementing advancements.
“I enjoy watching patients respond to treatments, especially new or novel ones, and seeing their hope renewed.”
Beth uses her advanced training on medical mission trips to Guatemala. She has made more than a dozen trips since 2005, returning each time because of how the patients respond, both physically and emotionally.
“Many have never seen a health care provider,” she says. “Sometimes we have little to offer, yet they are so grateful. It is incredibly humbling.”
When not at work, Beth is a warm-weather seeker, traveling to the Gulf Coast of Texas. She enjoys fishing, cooking and supporting OSU football. Go Beavs!