(L to R) Tammi Holden, RN, BSN, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chief Nursing Office & VP of Oncology Patient Services, joins Daisy awardee, CTCA nurse Amy Susan, and Margaret Holt MS, RN, CTCA Director of Quality.

William Shakespeare wrote, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Each and every day, nurses all over Oklahoma give not only give of their time, compassion and professional skills in hospitals, clinics and home settings – they also make an impression on their patients’ lives. Exceptional nurses go above and beyond, really investing that “something extra” in each patient and patient family they come in contact with.
Amy Susan, a registered nurse in the Infusion Center at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa and resident of Owasso, Okla., is among this cadre of stellar nurses. And like many others, she found purpose in life at a young age.
“When I was nine years old, my grandma passed away from lung cancer,” said Susan. “We were extremely close. Before she passed, I used to give her what I called ‘medicine hugs.’ I knew from that point on that I wanted to be a nurse in oncology to help others battling cancer.”
Susan was recognized recently at CTCA with a DAISY Award. CTCA is a hospital-partner with the international DAISY Award program, which highlights and rewards one nurse per quarter for extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care demonstrated in their every day work.
According to team members, Susan’s gift and purpose shine through. “It’s true that when your heart is in it, it’s less of ‘work’ and more of a calling,” she added. She recommends to others, “Remember to never lose your joy or compassion.”

Village on the Park is HIRING FT/PT & DBL WEEKEND ACMA/CMA/ CNA to join our AMAZING Family.
Apply in person at
1515 Kingsridge Dr., OKC 73170. Call Tammie,
Director of Resident Care at 405-692-8700, or
Email resume to tbohanan@rcmseniorliving.com