The Western Maryland Health System recently lost one of its own. Samantha "Sam" Purbaugh was a dedicated charge nurse on 5 West who died suddenly while on the job caring for patients and supervising staff. Sam was only 39 years old, but had two recent bouts with cancer. She was in remission after her most recent cancer. During her chemotherapy treatments, Sam would come to work and you wouldn't know that she undergoing cancer treatment except for her designer head covers. She was always smiling and going about her work touching lives each day, including those with whom she worked. We truly lost a very special nurse and member of the WMHS family.