Unmatched Energy and Passion for Cancer Care

Extraordinary Healer®, CURE® Extraordinary Healer® Vol. 16, Volume 16,

Megan McCarthy, RN, is the very essence of a great nurse, one person said.

Megan McCarthy, RN, is the very essence of a great nurse.

I have worked in oncology for almost 30 years and have crossed paths with many wonderful and caring professionals. Megan McCarthy is one of the best. Her energy and passion for the job of caring for patients with cancer are simply unmatched. She is a careful, considerate colleague to her nursing team and can be depended upon to elevate any care setting she enters.

The neighborhood where Megan practices in the borough of Queens, New York, is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse in the world. Her approach to each patient is sensitive and questioning, always seeking to understand the person in front of her. Her skill set is unmatched from a clinical perspective as well as a psychological one.

In the COVID-19 world, patients are understandably worried and fearful, especially in a city that has seen devastating consequences from the pandemic in the past year.

Not only has Megan helped patients navigate through the vaccination process during treatment, but she has allayed fears by demonstrating strict procedural boundaries for the comfort and safety of all.

Megan acts as a mentor and instructor in her offices, showing a natural leadership capability far beyond her years of experience. Those in her sphere look up to her, and she is a “go-to” person for answers as well as development of those around her.

I extend a heartfelt and enthusiastic nomination for this wonderful nursing professional. The quality and compassion with which she delivers care deserve to be recognized. Thank you for considering her for this award.