Rachel Calhoun of Smyrna is the first student enrolled in the Motlow College LPN-to-RN Transition Program to receive the inaugural Harvey Butler Graham Nursing Scholarship.
Calhoun has worked as an LPN for three-and-a-half years and said that she wants to become an RN because of individuals in the medical profession that she has encountered who made a difference in her life and were memorable for their skill, experience and kindness. Her prior nursing experience was obtained at Vanderbilt Medical Center as well as an assisted living center in Smyrna.
“I take my responsibility of making healthcare, safety and protection of my patients very seriously. It has long been my goal to further my education and continue taking care of others,” said Calhoun. “It was with faith that we began this journey and we feel very blessed for the support system we have found. This generosity has helped me tremendously.”
The Harvey Butler Graham scholarship is funded by Dr. William Bradford of Community Cancer Care in Tullahoma and memorializes the individual who was instrumental in supporting the technical needs of Community Cancer Care so as to provide quality radiation therapy.
Community Cancer Care (CCC) is a freestanding radiation therapy center with over a decade of commitment in the treatment of cancer patients. In 2013 CCC completed the installation of a Trilogy system from Varian Medical Systems for treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy and radio surgery.
The Trilogy system is a powerful, precise and versatile treatment machine that can be used to deliver any type of radiotherapy, including intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and RapidArc radiotherapy.
Trilogy also incorporates an x-ray imager that can generate 2-D, 3-D and moving images of the tumor and surrounding anatomy. For accurate tumor targeting, the patient’s position is adjusted based on these real-time images prior to treatment. This state-of-the-art technology is unique in a small, hometown environment.
More information is available at communitycancercare.net. Dr. Bradford and his staff may be reached at 1-844-HOPE NOW.
Others interested in donating to the Motlow College Foundation may contact Jan Rogers, director of advancement, at 931-393-1692. The Motlow College Foundation is a 501c3 accepting donations for the support of Motlow College students and programs.