Nurses Torr and Sumter are First to Win New Greenebaum Compassion Award
For immediate release:
Peggy Torr, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., a nurse on 9 West, and Yolanda
Sumter, R.N., a nurse case manager in the UMGCC Baltimore City Cancer
Program, are the first winners of the Greenebaum Compassion Award,
a new recognition to be awarded annually to staff in the University of Maryland
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The awards were presented at the
All-Hands meeting on May 28.
Pictured, above, are, left to right, Stewart and Marlene Greenebaum, Torr,
Sumter, and Kevin J.
Cullen, M.D., director of the cancer center and professor of medicine at
the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
"The Greenebaums established this award in 2007 to recognize the special compassionate
care that has become the hallmark of the cancer center that bears their name,"
Dr. Cullen said before presenting the award. "The award commends those individuals
who go above and beyond their normal duties to provide not only excellent medical
care, but also compassion, hope and dignity to the patients we serve."
The award is open to all employees
of the cancer center who are involved
with patient care. Nominations may be
submitted throughout the year, and are
reviewed by the selection committee on
a bi-annual basis.
Each award recipient will receive a
$2,500 cash award, a crystal award plaque
and a commemorative pin, and will have
his or her name added to a permanent
display of Greenebaum Compassion Award
winners, located in the cancer center.
"We are extremely grateful to the
Greenebaums for their generosity in
making this award possible," Cullen said.