John Hennessy — YSC Board of Directors and Vice President of Operations for Sarah Cannon
In his role as vice president of operations for Sarah Cannon , the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), John understands firsthand the importance of patient-centric cancer care.
At Sarah Cannon, a patient has access to a full spectrum of services including wellness and screening efforts, diagnostic and treatment options — including cutting-edge research and clinical trials, as well as palliative and survivor care. In the management of such services and with his extensive background in health care operations, John helps others optimize limited time and resources to enhance the patient experience.
In 2005, John was asked by a young breast cancer survivor to help the Kansas City volunteers make connections and spread the word about Young Survival Coalition (YSC) in the area. John had always been passionate about the cause, and was excited to be part of the movement to improve the quality of life for women facing breast cancer-related challenges in Kansas City.
With the aim of increasing YSC’s footprint across the country, John joined YSC’s national board of directors. In this critical volunteer role, John donates his time and knowledge to ensure YSC’s presence both locally  and through the YSC’s online Community Boards . John says, “It’s important to remember the breast cancer journey is different for everyone. It’s imperative that this diversity be embraced as YSC helps young women get the support that fits their individual needs.”
As a national board member, John volunteers diligently, helping YSC succeed in reaching more young women affected by breast cancer across the United States. He takes great pride in his involvement with YSC, praising its flexibility, innovation and services that address every stage of a young woman’s diagnosis.
YSC thanks John for his continued commitment to guiding the organization’s efforts to reach every young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, regardless of where she lives.