HCLA 2013: Nursing
Phoenix College of Nursing
In 2008, Chavez wrote a grant that has funded more than $100,000 toward classrooms, labs and technology for nursing students. She was the driving force behind the restoration that turned a former residence on the Phoenix campus into a nursing lab, creating a new space that allowed for the expansion of the college’s nursing program to help meet the growing demand for nurses. The facility includes an innovative simulation lab, which has given students the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience and perfect their skills.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center
As the Survivorship Support Care Coordinator at CTCA, Whitworth is the sole person in that department providing post-treatment support to more that 120 patients with more added each week. She describes her job as “empowering people for life.” No question is too small to merit her attention or too large for her to answer. Colleagues say Whitworth epitomizes CTCA’s Mother Standard of care.
Banner Del E. Webb Medical
Caring, compassionate, collaborative. Supervisors and colleagues describe Liable as all that plus an inspiration to work with, a dedicated nurse whose commitment to patients leads her to frequently take patient care beyond her assigned duties. Known to be a passionate patient advocate, Liable is credited for landing Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center the Joint Commission’s national certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.