Two nurses from Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan, Ga., were recently honored with the 2015 DAISY Award.
Amy Rollins, BSN, RN, an infusion nurse at CTCA Southeastern, was recognized with a DAISY Award for the work she does to support patients and their families, according to a news release.
Rollins is known for her caring nature and the relationships she builds with her patients. Rollins said in the release that being an infusion nurse “is more than a paycheck, it’s about loving the people and building relationships.” One memorable story about Rollins was how she comforted a patient who was undergoing chemo treatment for the first time. Rollins took the extra time to calm her and the patient’s family.
Upon receiving the DAISY award, Rollins said, “It took my breath away. It was an honor just to be nominated,” according to the release.
Karen Troope, RN, an ICU nurse at CTCA Southeastern, received the DAISY Award for the exceptional care she has provided her patients for more than 30 years, according to the release.
Troope became interested in becoming a nurse after her father got ill while she was a child, according to the release. Troope is affected by all of her patients, but one story in particular sticks with her of a teenage patient who learned he had renal cancer during a routine screening. Troope met the teenager the last three days of his life and she said, “He always had a smile and a positive attitude. It was admirable to see.”
Upon receiving her award, Troope said, “To be nominated and selected by your peers for the DAISY Award is an indescribable honor,” according to the release.