Worth 1, 000 Words

Why does Theresa Asai, BSN, RN, hematology nurse clinician and nurse coordinator for the Consultants in Hematology Clinic at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, have such a winning smile? Because the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) recently selected her as one of two recipients of its 2007 Nurse of the Year Awards, that’s why. Asai, who has been a nurse for 22 years, received more than 30 nominations for the award from patients, coworkers and colleagues.