Tammy McNinney, BSN, RN, OCN, a staff nurse within the bone marrow transplant unit, is the 2018 recipient of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Clinical Nurse Excellence Award.
Sickle cell disease (SSD) is a genetically inherited disease affecting the red blood cells, causing them to change from a normal round form to a twisted shape. This adversely impacts their ability to carry oxygen throughout the body, and makes the cells more susceptible to be destroyed easily which can cause severe anemia.
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Kerry McDuffee, an inpatient nurse within the Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian (WCM/NYP) Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program, was named a June 2017 DAISY Award Honoree in recognition of the care and compassion that she provides patients and their families.