Employee Spotlight: Allison Weeks, APRN
Allison Weeks, APRN
I was born and raised in Windham, CT. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gannon University in 2002. I swam and played water polo in college. After graduating, I worked in women’s health/maternity, and then spent 5 years as nurse in oncology. I returned to school for my APRN degree while working and graduated in 2010.
Why She Chose Hematology/Oncology
Originally, I thought I wanted to be a midwife. But I always was drawn to oncology. My grandfather had multiple myeloma before I got to high school, and it stuck with me that I’d like to make a difference by working with oncology/hematology patients.
What you do to make a positive difference in the lives of your patients
I try to take care of and treat patients the way I hope someone would treat my loved ones in a similar situation – with kindness, caring, and empathy.
What She Enjoys Most About Her Role at ECHO
I enjoy working with and interacting with wonderful people, including coworkers and patients. I enjoy constantly being challenged and continuing to learn because no one day is the same as the next.
What I do outside of work
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family. I love to be outside. I enjoy running. I like to walk or ride bikes with my family. Until COVID, I taught cycling and boot camp classes and loved being able to help people in a different way than at my day job! I love the beach and swimming in the summer. I enjoy cooking and baking and trying new recipes. I also enjoy drawing or painting with my son Kade.