Linda Caton noted for her compassionate care to patients
Linda Caton, RN, who is a nurse in the pulmonary department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa (CTCA), received a DAISY award for the compassionate care she gives to patients.
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate, and skillful care given by nurses every day. Earlier this year, CTCA in Tulsa became a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one nurse with the honor quarterly.
From April to June, CTCA staff, patients, and caregivers, submitted more than 100 nominations for the DAISY Award. Last month, Linda was named the first recipient.
Linda was nominated for the close relationship she developed with a patient and his wife over the last two years. When the patient’s condition started to decline earlier this year, Linda drove to their home in another state to see the patient before he passed, and visited again for the memorial service – driving more than 800 miles total for both trips. Several weeks later, the patient’s wife came to CTCA in Tulsa to visit with her late husband’s physician, and she spent the weekend with Linda to celebrate their birthdays together, which are only a few days apart.
“Linda is an incredibly passionate nurse,” said Tammi Holden, RN, BSN, vice president of Oncology Patient Services. “The patients become like her own family. She truly exhibits our Mother Standard of care with each of them.”
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA), headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-based supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while reducing side effects both during and after treatment.