DAISY Award—Alana Rothman, RN, FNP-C
Alana Rothman, RN, FNP-C
Comprehensive Cancer Center
My husband has stage 4 colorectal cancer. At our first appointment with Alana two years ago, he was suffering intense side effects from his first radiation course and first chemo infusion, and we were both experiencing tremendous fear and sadness around his new diagnosis. Alana immediately put us at ease, listened carefully, and worked with us to resolve my husband’s discomfort.
Since then, she has consistently shown us genuine compassion, gone above and beyond to communicate with us, and ensured that my husband receives excellent care. Most recently, my husband’s oncologist left UC Davis in January and he has not been formally reassigned to a new oncologist because he was about to start a clinical trial at UCSF. However, there were still several issues that needed to be addressed before he could join the clinical trial, and Alana communicated with us every step of the way. She made what could have been a much more stressful process far easier. We are deeply grateful for her commitment, dedication and superb clinical care.