Twanya S. Smith RN, MSN, joined the Blood and Marrow Transplant/Leukemia Program at Northside Hospital six year ago. She now serves as the transplant clinical coordinator.
Twanya became interested in health care at the tender age of 9. That’s the year she watched her mother die of breast cancer.
“One day while I was visiting her hospital room, a nurse came in to care for her,” Twanya remembers. “I noticed the compassion and care that her nurse gave her, and I immediately knew — that would be me one day.”
The most rewarding part about her job is when a patient recovers and goes into remission. She says she receives a lot of support from her colleagues at Northside.
“We function as a family here,” she said. “Northside holds me to a certain level of excellence that encourages me to be at my best every day. And the benefits are nice, too.”