Diane Corjulo, Clinical Program Manager
As Clinical Program Manager for five of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers located in the New Haven area, Diane Corjulo oversees the operations of over 30 nursing staff members. Based in Woodbridge, she visits one site every day to discuss patient care and any updates on policies or procedures. She lets the staff know that she is available whenever they need her. The five sites that she manages are the Care Centers at Derby, Orange, North Haven, New Haven, and Guilford.
"The main goal is always to improve patient care. Our Care Centers are nurse driven and they go above and beyond to provide exceptional care to patients and families," said Diane. "Patients know them by name and they make them feel comfortable, which is so important."
Diane commented that it is crucial to have a happy and cohesive staff with everyone working together. This is consistent throughout all five of her Care Centers when it comes to safety measures, and polices. Everyone knows what is expected and Diane makes sure it is being implemented. They have heard wonderful responses from patients and families in terms of how they are treated and the care they receive. Many of the physicians at the Care Centers have long standing relationships with the nurses, and make sure to recognize their hard work.
Wajih Zaheer MD, FACP, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine located at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Guilford, commented, "Diane has always provided us with the best possible support that an oncologist office can ask for in both nursing and patient care issues. Her level of competence, maturity, reliability, and hard-work has always impressed me and she does it all with a smile."