The five 2011 Excellence in Oncology Nursing Award recipients are:
"These extraordinary nurses play an integral part in so many patients' lives," said Smith. "This award was created to recognize and honor nurses for putting their patients first."
All nurses had to be nominated for the award. Each person nominating a nurse filled out an in-depth application stating why his/her nominee stands out among the rest.
"Julia is exemplary in her sense of compassion and her ability to offer coping and emotional support to the patient and family," wrote Betty Correnti who nominated Julia Carr Ober. "On one occasion, she drove to a patient's church to meet him in order to deliver his medication to him."
"[Allison's] supportive manner and understanding way help to make the patient and family feel hopeful and in control of their disease at a time of uncertain outcome," wrote Stacy Alcuaz who nominated Allison Frendberg. "This is very reassuring to the patient and relieves some of the stress of a cancer diagnosis."
"Each task she performs epitomizes her call to nursing," wrote Frances Harris who nominated Heidi Hoffmeister. "Heidi's kindness and conversation makes it possible to bring hope into the lives of patients whose future
|SOURCE US Oncology|
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