POSTED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:30am
UPDATED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:44am
Two Longview nurses were recognized recently for their commitment to cancer patients.
The recipients of the 2012 Laura Blanche Jackson Oncology Nursing Award are Deborah Granger, an employee of Hearts Way Hospice, and Marge Self, an employee of Texas Oncology-Longview Cancer Center.
“I’m speechless,” Self said. “I work with so many incredible nurses, all of whom are deserving of this award.”
Self has been a nurse for 19 years, 12 of which have been spent in oncology — six at Good Shepherd Medical Center and six at Texas Oncology.
“This is what I’m called to do with my life,” Self said. “I lost my husband to cancer, and it inspired me to go do this as a career.”
Granger has been a nurse since 1987, but has worked in health care since the 1970s. She was worked in oncology for the past five years.
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