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Department of Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology

2014 Greater Sacramento County Oncology Nursing Society Award Nomination for Susan Lentz

May 1, 2014

Susan LentzRadiation Oncology is pleased to announce that Susan Lentz was nominated and awarded the 2014 Greater Sacramento County Oncology Award. The Society encourages those who work with Ms. Lentz to attend the Star Party Award Ceremony where she will receive her award. It will be held at the Dante Club on Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 PM.

The 2014 Greater Sacramento County Oncology Nursing Society Award is for an individual who has demonstrated exceptional qualities in patient care. You are invited to attend the ceremony and celebration for Susan Lentz who was the recipient this year.

Susan Lentz was nominated by Brenda Bernardez

I would like to nominate Susan Lentz RN Clinical Resource Nurse for the Brachytherapy and Gynecologic Oncology Services at UC Davis Radiation Oncology Clinic. She is a STAR nurse in patient care.

"I am inspired daily by the strength I see in our patients while on their cancer journey. What brings me here daily is being the support person a patient may really need. I consider it a privilege to be a part of our team" is how Susan starts her day. As a breast cancer survivor herself, she lives to bear the same burden and challenges the patients have, come to work and face the same challenges. Her smile is infectious and can light up a room. Patients wrote "I believe that you go far beyond the call of duty; I am so grateful, I met you; just being in your presence, I see your beautiful spirit; Patients seek hope and inspiration…they find it here with you…;

When she recently lost a close friend, who was once her patient, to cancer, she came to work, provided nursing support to all her patients and did not break down under pressure, waited until her shift ended to share the devastating news of her friend’s death.

She believes that compassion, encouragement, and education are essential components in caring for the Oncology patient. She is a beacon of inspiration for the patients we serve.

Star Party Award Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Dante Club 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95835

Additional Details: RSVP to Brenda Bernardez by May 7, 2014. Sign in/registration begins at 6:00 PM.