Unsung Hero: Louise Williams

Unsung Hero Louise Williams

Meet Louise Williams, BSN, RN, CNOR, a staff nurse IV at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

After spending some time in neurointensive-care nursing, Williams found her calling in the operating room.

She’s spent 20 years as an operating room nurse and has been with The James since 2003. “It’s truly the best job I’ve ever had,” Williams says. “We have relationship-based care—treating people with kindness and respect. That means the patients, your colleagues and you.”

Williams notes one of the things she’s been most proud of during her career is serving as chair of the Magnet® Program. (The James has achieved the highly prestigious Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet® Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.)

“When people hear those three devastating words, ‘You have cancer,’ we at The James give those people hope,” Williams says. “We touch a lot of people’s lives through just one person.”

You, too, can find a passion for nursing at the OSUCCC – James. Visit go.osu.edu/wecare to view available nursing opportunities.

Louise’s story originally appeared in a special “Unsung Heroes: Meet the Nurses” section of Capital Style magazine.