BETHESDA, Md. (May 31, 2013) – Suburban Hospital recently honored Aleykutty Vetticad, R.N., of Gaithersburg, Md., as recipient of the James A. Brown Award for Excellence in Oncology Care. She has been a staff nurse in the oncology unit at Suburban Hospital for 35 years.
Vetticad was selected because of the skill and compassion she uses daily to make valuable contributions to patient care at Suburban Hospital, said Chief Nursing Officer Barbara Jacobs, R.N.
The Brown Award, established in honor of Suburban Hospital’s James A. Brown, MD, recognizes a nurse who goes above and beyond as a patient advocate, exhibiting exemplary compassion and empathy in communicating with oncology patients and their families. Dr. Brown, an oncologist, has always recognized the important partnership of nurses and technicians in the treatment and care of his patients. Suburban honored the first recipient of the Brown Award in 2008.
About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for nearly 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health.