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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., October 12, 2017 – Florida Hospital New Smyrna recognized oncology coordinator Tammy Cory with the Starfish Award, which recognizes employees that are not nurses, but still provide impactful, compassionate patient care.
She was nominated by a patient.
“Getting a cancer diagnosis is very scary. For me, she was like an angel that God gave me to get through this scary time,” the patient wrote on the nomination form. “She is kind, steady, and excellent listener, and wonderful, nurturing advocate for me… Her concern for my wellbeing is extraordinary! She helps me with my emotional, financial, medical and family problems - and always finds a solution!”
Jennifer Garthwaite, Florida Hospital New Smyrna oncology manager, shares a similar sentiment.
“The desire to strongly work in a patient centered way, but to do so with compassion and empathy, as well as competence, is a rare gift. Through personal drive and interest, Tammy built a critical component of our oncology practice on her own,” Garthwaite said. “Our patients have the utmost respect for the honesty and hard work that Tammy performs daily without hesitation. Her ability to multitask, anchored by her friendly and helpful disposition, makes her a worthy recipient of the Starfish Award.”
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.