This Star Performer, Vanetta Worthy, is a clinical research coordinator II in the Division of Hematology, within the Department of Medicine, and has been with the university since 1992. She says she has the “best job ever” and especially enjoys seeing patients at their study visits. “It is rewarding to see the progress they have made because I want my patients to have the best quality of life possible,” remarked Vanetta.
Members of her division had this to say about the compassionate care she provides to each patient and the initiative she has shown in taking on new responsibilities:
- “Vanetta began her career here at Washington University as a medical assistant, and due to her work ethic and careful attention to detail she has grown her skill set and is now part of our hematology team in the role of clinical research coordinator. She has been a breath of fresh air for our division, and she is always enthusiastic and cheerful.”
- “Vanetta has been very successful in establishing relationships with our sickle cell patients and their families. They are a tight knit community, whose members have been sitting in waiting rooms together for a number of years. One poor patient experience can keep patients from returning to the only specialized sickle cell clinic for miles. Vanetta’s organization, efficiency and warmth have helped to build bridges within this community.”
- “Vanetta has grown in her role, assuming new responsibilities that include a multi-site clinical trial and the creation of The Art Study Newsletter. She volunteered with the Red Cross and was asked to be part of a panel discussion involving career advancement at Washington University. She is currently pursuing a healthcare management degree from University College and is on the Dean’s list! We are very proud of our star!”
When not providing exceptional care to patients, Vanetta likes to paint with watercolors and spend time with her family. Congratulations on being a Star Performer!