The Blood and Marrow Transplant team the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center has won first place for Best Nursing Team from ADVANCE for Nurses magazine. The award evaluates nursing teams for initiative, adaptability, expertise and outreach, and is given in conjunction with National Nurses Week, which is observed May 6-12. UMGCC's team is featured on the cover of the magazine's May issue. (MORE...)
Amanda Choflet, R.N., O.C.N., has accepted the role of Nurse Manager for C9W, BMT. Amanda has done an outstanding job in her role as BMT Interventional Nurse since 2007.
In her new role, Amanda will be responsible for comprehensive nursing care delivery to patients and families on the C9W, BMT inpatient, and Cell Components/Apheresis Units. Amanda will collaborate with Dr. Saul Yanovich to provide excellent care to all BMT patients.
Laura White, R.N., has been named a recipient of the Greenebaum Compassion Award. Laura is the nurse coordinator for the Hematologic Malignancies Program in the Stoler Pavilion outpatient center at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The award recognizes those individuals who go above and beyond their normal duties to provide not only excellent medical care, but also compassion and genuine concern for patients. (MORE...)
Roseann Dougherty, an oncology nurse at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, has founded Team Inspiration, a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating healing and improving the quality of life for individuals with cancer. Through the organization's blog, Roseann shares her experiences competing at local, national, and international triathlons.
Recently, Roseann competed in the Ironman Arizona triathlon where she wore 140 LIVESTRONG bracelets with the names of her cancer patients, as well as others close to her who have survived or passed because of cancer, written on them. Her second place age group finish has qualified her for the 2010 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, where she will once again carry in spirit those who have faced cancer. (MORE...)
Nancy Gambill, R.N., M.S.N., C.R.N.P., O.C.N., has been appointed to the position of Director of Oncology Nursing. In her new role, Nancy assumes leadership for nursing care within the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC), integrating and coordinating the work of all cancer center nursing groups (inpatient, outpatient, infusion, research, nurse practitioners, etc).
Nancy leads our efforts to develop and promote an optimal, highly integrated nursing care model for the full cancer patient experience -- from diagnosis to after-care. She works closely with cancer center leadership and with the University of Maryland Medical Center's Chief Nursing Officer to assure that cancer center nursing operations are closely allied to those of the other clinical services in the medical center.
She brings a wealth of professional experience which makes her highly qualified for this role. Nancy obtained her B.S.N. and M.S.N. from the University of Maryland. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and an Oncology Certified Nurse. She has served in oncology leadership positions at the National Cancer Institute-Navy and at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. Nancy has been the nurse manager for outpatient oncology at UMGCC since 2005.
Peggy Torr, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., a nurse on 9 West, and Yolanda Sumter, R.N., formerly nurse case manager in UMGCC's Baltimore City Cancer Program and now Breast Program Coordinator, are the first winners of the Greenebaum Compassion Award, a new recognition to be awarded annually to staff in the cancer center. The awards were presented at the All-Hands meeting on May 28.