Martina McCann, a certified senior medical assistant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, has received a ChristianaCare ROSE Award. ROSE stands for Raising Our Standard of Excellence, recognizing outstanding partners in nursing who help deliver compassionate, excellent care to patients and families.
Described as a natural leader who is caring, selfless and empathetic, McCann was recognized for anticipating the needs of others and serving with compassion and generosity.
She is often seen answering the phone, assisting patients with a review of post-operative instructions and taking on additional responsibilities to help the team.
“Martina is more than a medical assistant,” McCann’s colleague Kerry Gregory, PA-C, wrote in her nomination.
“She gives 100% each day to assuring that every aspect of the practice operates as smoothly as possible.”
McCann, a ChristianaCare employee since 2009, is completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in history, at the University of Maryland Global Campus.
“Martina is exceptional every day,” Gregory wrote. “To say that we are fortunate to have this amazing person as a part of our team is truly an understatement.”
The Professional Nurse Council at ChristianaCare selects ROSE Award recipients using an anonymous process based on nominations from patients, families and all members of the ChristianaCare team. Nursing partners in caregiving — behavioral health specialists, clerks, home health aides, homemakers, medical assistants, monitor technicians, office assistants, patient care technicians, perioperative care technicians, procedural area technologists, and surgical technologists – are eligible.