Mary Tegan, an oncology nurse specialist at UC
Davis Medical Center, was honored in May with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award, established
and directed by patients and their families through the DAISY Foundation, recognizes the compassionate
care and exceptional efforts of nurses working in hospitals and other health-care settings throughout
"Mary is a great nurse. She cares, listens to her patients, and meets both their medical and emotional
needs in so many ways", says Carol Robinson, senior associate director of patient care services at
UC Davis Medical Center.