André To Retire After More Than 20 Years Of Service

March 14, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

At the 2012 grand opening of Duke Cancer Center, Alison Andre, center, shares a moment of jubilation with then DCI administrator Carolyn Carpenter (right) and Deborah Page, Duke Human Resources.Duke Cancer Institute congratulates Alison André on her retirement from the Duke University Health System.   

Alison André first came to Raleigh Community (now Duke Raleigh) Hospital in 1991 as a weekend physical therapist during graduate school before joining the team full time as the director of Sports Medicine and later director of Rehabilitation Services. 

She was introduced to the cancer service line as the director of the Duke Oncology Network, then came to main campus as the administrative leader for Gastroenterology and Bronchoscopy before returning to oncology as the Duke Cancer Institute assistant vice president, Oncology Clinical Operations.   

“Between her time with the Duke Oncology Network and Duke Cancer Institute, Alison provided almost a decade of outstanding service to cancer patients, families, and teams,” said Carolyn Carpenter, MHA, FACHE, chief operating officer for Duke University Hospital. “She consistently and enthusiastically stepped to the plate to tackle extraordinarily complex issues through her commitment to excellence, dedication to keeping patients at the center of what we do, and good humor. She will be sorely missed.”

Highlights of André’s career at Duke include working with “tremendous” teams to facilitate and provide excellent patient care, notable expansion of services on both main campus and in the community based portfolio, and the significant integration of technology into the clinical and healthcare administrative environment.  

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all those with whom I have had the privilege to work,” said André.

André’s retirement will be effective Friday, April 28. To send well wishes, please email Alison André.