Carrie Nordlund

Carrie Nordlund

Carrie Nordlund, RN

Banner MD Anderson Breast Cancer Team at Del Webb
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
Sun City West, Arizona
United States
Carrie provides emotional support and quickly establishes a relationship with her patients.

The letter of recognition has been a long time coming. Looking back, if I wrote it on her first day it would still ring true now. Carrie is a rock star. She comes to work every day prepared to help patients when they are the most vulnerable. Patients are often told they have breast cancer at their initial consultation. They are given the diagnosis and a bird's eye view of what to expect when they embark on their treatment journey. She provides emotional support and quickly establishes a relationship with them. She sets up appointments and places referrals to other members of the treatment team. She makes herself available to patients via her personal office phone and often calls them just to "check in". She has worked hard to educate herself about the intricacies of breast oncology. As a surgical oncology nurse, she has worked extremely hard to learn about the non-surgical management of breast cancer including ports, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiation therapy to help her patients who stay overnight at the hospital and provides a kind familiar face and listening ear and calls them following discharge home. Her kindness and compassion make her an exceptional nurse and an invaluable member of the Banner MD Anderson Breast Cancer team at Del Webb.