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2000 Lane Adams Quality of Life Award Recipients

Kathleen Brady, OP, MA
St. Joseph’s Hospital
a chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., tries to help patients live with hope, and if it comes to it, die with dignity.

Margaret Cawley, MS, RN, ANP, AOCN
New York Hospital Queens
an oncology clinical nurse specialist at New York Hospital Queens in Flushing, N.Y., addresses people's needs no matter where they are in the cancer experience.

Barbara Hale, LCSW
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
a social worker at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, N.J., treats the spiritual and psychological needs of people with physical illness.

Kathleen Hardy, MSW, CSW
Gilda’s Club Detroit
program director at Gilda's Club in metro Detroit, creates an environment where people with cancer can feel comfortable.

James Lockhart, Jr, MD
Surgical Associates
a surgeon with Surgical Associates, Inc. in Tulsa, Okla., aims to make quality care accessible to all who need it.

Sheila Morris, BS
CS Mott Children’s Hospital
a child life specialist at the CS Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., helps children deal with cancer while still being kids.

Robert Perkel, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
a physician in the department of family medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, aims never to lose sight of the fact that each patient is a member of a family and must be treated in his or her context. Received the Lane Adams honor in part for a house call program he started in 1981. The program visited more than 8,000 sick Philadelphians last year. Many were cancer patients, according to Dr. Perkel, who for 4 months visited a middle-aged man with incurable colon cancer.

Sister Katherine Seibert, SC, MD, PHD, FACP
Community General Hospital of Sullivan County
New York’s Sullivan County had no oncologists when Katherine Seibert, MD, PhD, moved in 1991 to the Catskills Mountains, a faded resort region with high unemployment. Patients with cancer who had the means went to New York City for specialized oncology treatment. "Those who didn’t have the means—and there were a lot of elderly on fixed incomes—generally did not receive treatment from an oncology specialist," she said. Dr. Seibert built cancer care from the ground up, recruiting oncology nurses and eventually joining the staff at the Community General Hospital of Sullivan County in Harris, where she is now chief of medical oncology.

Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS,
Johns Hopkins Breast Center
underwent mastectomy 9 years ago when she was 38, and 2 years later when she was 40. Since then she has dedicated her life to helping breast cancer patients emotionally as well as medically. The director of Education and Outreach at The Johns Hopkins Breast Center in Baltimore, Ms. Shockney founded the Waking Up Transformed Program to share her view of breast surgery as an experience that transforms women from victims to survivors. A volunteer for numerous breast cancer organizations, Ms. Shockney gives motivational speeches almost every weekend and welcomes phone calls from patients year-round at her home.

Regina White, RN, BSN, OCN,
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
a nurse at the Women's Diagnostic Center at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., applies her years of experience in nursing as well as listening.

Catherine Wiggins, RN
West Georgia Hospice/Hospice LaGrange
director of hospice at West Georgia Hospice/Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange, Ga., focuses on quality of life for all people with cancer.