Meet Alison Andre, Regional Vice President of Southeast Operations
How a Love of Puzzles Can Inspire Patient-Centered Change
In our “Meet the Regional Vice Presidents” series, we are highlighting some of the individuals that enable our practices to focus on patient care. When practices join the OneOncology platform, our team works hand in glove with each partner to support their integration, operations, innovation and growth. Our mission to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer begins by cultivating expert talent to help our partners reach their goals.
Up next is Alison Andre, RVP, Southeast. Read on to learn more about what motivates her, how she supports OneOncology practices and contributes to patient care, and what about her job makes her proud of the work she does.
Q: How do you support OneOncology practice partners?
A: I have been in health care administration for more than 25 years. My fundamental education and my love for puzzles, as well as my passion for discovering clues and systematically solving problems, is used every day in my work with OneOncology practices. These experiences continually enable me to build upon strengths; look and listen for opportunities; and share best practices.
Q: Tell us how it makes you feel to know your work is contributing to the care of patients?
A: The patient is at the heart of each interaction. Early in my career I worked directly with patients and saw the impact that the right care could have on their daily lives. I also have an appreciation for the front-line caregivers who are there every step of the way, sharing the challenges, the joys, and the sorrows. Anything I can do to make things easier for the caregivers ultimately ends up benefitting our patients.
Q: What is it about your job that makes your particularly proud?
A: I love to mentor and develop the next generation of health care leaders. It’s gratifying when I see the results of something I’ve helped develop or feedback I’ve given that is put into use in a real-world setting. One example is when a talented former employee was hired for a promotional opportunity at OneOncology; it was a particularly heartwarming moment. I’ve had the benefit of some phenomenal mentors in my career. It’s rewarding to ‘pay it forward’ and share my knowledge with others. This is particularly valuable when it helps teams with different skill sets appreciate each other’s worlds – both sides emerge stronger, and the patient is the ultimate beneficiary.