The 67-year-old Philadelphia native actively manages a number of chronic conditions, including asthma, high blood pressure and spinal pain. And she’s a two-time champion, beating breast cancer in 2006 and again in 2015. Since February 2016, she has expressed her appreciation for the Jefferson Breast Care Center through monthly gifts supporting two of her providers: surgical oncologist and high-risk breast specialist, Adam Berger, MD, FACS, and radiation oncologist, Nicole L. Simone, MD.
She lauds all her Jefferson physicians for their expertise as well as their care and concern, noting that she especially values how they speak with her and address her questions. A devout Christian who has a master’s degree in theology, she also praises Dr. Berger’s “Godgiven gift”: “Dr. Berger had to do all of the work and preparation to learn, but the Lord uses who he wants to use, and Dr. Berger has miraculous surgical hands.”
Page herself is no stranger to hard work. From age 17 until her retirement 42 years later, Page served in various administrative and office management positions in education, healthcare and government organizations – including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Elwyn Institute and, most recently, the City of Philadelphia. At age 30, Page welcomed her daughter, Ebony, who now has six children of her own.
These days, the retiree devotes herself to spending time with grandchildren and reading the Bible and Christian books. With her physical condition preventing her from attending church in person, she views her ongoing contributions to Jefferson as her tithe. She is always sure to read the newsletters and other communications she receives from the institution.
“They do a good job letting you know what the money is doing,” she says. “I’m confident it’s going where it’s needed.”
Her relationship with Jefferson – as a patient and as a benefactor – aligns with one of the core principles that Page has always lived by: treating people as you would want to be treated.
“The doctors are phenomenal and second to none, and the support staff are patient and superb when fulfilling their duties,” she concludes.
To learn more about supporting the Jefferson Breast Care Center, please contact Kelly Austin in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-955-6383 or Kelly.Austin@jefferson.edu.
"Rosalind Page Doesn’t Give Up — She Gives Back,"
Jefferson Surgical Solutions: Vol. 13:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/jss/vol13/iss2/9