Surviving Cancer
About Jerry
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jerry Padavano has worked as a healthcare professional since 1986. He and his wife, Carol Ann, were married in 1974, have two sons, Joe and Jason, and two beautiful grandchildren.

Though he works as a healthcare executive in Northern California, Jerry and his wife also maintain a residence in Clearwater, Florida. He visits there often.

A colorectal cancer survivor since 1994, Jerry has dedicated much of his time since his diagnosis to helping others in thier fight agianst cancer. He served on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors in the Pinellas County Unit in Florida for several years.  He has been the keynote speaker and chairperson for events such as Making Strides Against Cancer, Relay for Life, and Cancer Survivors Day. He has even done a television commerical for the cause!  Whether speaking privately to a patient at the bedside, doing a book signing event, or speaking in front of large cancer survivor crowds, Jerry enjoys being connected to his extended family of survivors.

A former disc jockey, and now a published author, Jerry spends his spare time writing about life, listening to the music and spending time with his two grandchilden, Andreanna and Jason.

Jerry Padavano is the EHR (Electronic Health Record) Transformation Executive for Sutter Health and is responsible for implementing the EHR in 26 hospitals and 10 medical foundations across Northern California.

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