Terry Martin, at left
Great Plains Regional Medical Center oncology nurse Terry Martin has been recognized with the Nebraska Hospital Association’s most prestigious award, Caring Kind. Martin received the award during the 2013 NHA annual convention in La Vista on Oct. 25. The award is presented for demonstrated compassion, cooperation with co-workers and dedication to excellence.
“Terry is friendly and caring toward every patient who walks through the doors at the Callahan Cancer Center,” said Great Plains CEO Greg Nielsen. “She can connect with cancer patients on a personal level. Being a cancer survivor herself, Terry has insight into the journey of a cancer patient and is able to empathize with her patients.”
Martin has worked at Great Plains Regional Medical Center for 19 years. In addition to her job as an oncology nurse, she is involved with reviewing Great Plains policies and procedures and is a member of the Quality Improvement Committee. She is also active in her church, serves as an educator for a cancer survivor group and has participated in Relay for Life and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk for breast cancer.
“Terry’s warm smile and affectionate way with patients put them at ease during their appointments or while receiving treatment,” Nielsen said. “She is an inspiration to everyone she works with and to the patients she helps every day.”
“Caring Kind recipient’s model the dedication and commitment that exemplify why health care in Nebraska continues to be among the best in the nation,” said NHA President Laura J. Redoutey.
Martin joins more than 2,000 individuals who have received the award since it was established in 1979. Each year, hospitals across the state select a recipient from within their respective institutions to be recognized for this award.
This year, the Caring Kind award was given to 76 hospital employees in Nebraska.