January/February 2007

Nurse Honored by March of Dimes


01-07Georganne-Trandum

Georganne Trandum, RN, director of the Improving Care Through the End of Life program of Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Wash., received a 2006 Nurse of the Year Award from the March of Dimes of Washington. The award recognizes exceptional leadership in nursing and patient care. Trandum established Improving Care Through the End of Life, which received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, nearly 10 years ago while working with bone marrow transplant patients. The program currently serves nearly 800 patients with terminal illnesses, providing them with counseling and connecting them with resources to help them make the best health care choices for themselves and their families.