Greenebaum Compassion Award Honors Two UMGCC Staff Members

For immediate release:

Two staff members at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center were recently selected to receive the Greenebaum Compassion Award.

Jack Carney, a radiation therapist in the department of Radiation Oncology, and Jeana Marquardt, R.N., O.C.N., a nurse in the Blood and Marrow Transplant unit, received the award at an all-staff meeting on June 28, 2010.

A reception hosted by the Greenebaum family for the award recipients and invited guests was held in the new Southern Management Campus Center following the presentation.

The award was established in 2007 by Stewart Greenebaum to recognize the special compassionate care that has become the hallmark of the cancer center that bears his family's name.

Compassion Awards are presented twice annually to members of the Greenebaum Cancer Center staff who exemplify the qualities of compassion and humanitarianism while providing care. It honors individuals who go above and beyond their normal duties to provide not only excellent medical care, but also compassion and genuine concern for patients.

The award is open to all employees of the cancer center who are involved with patient care. Nominations may be submitted throughout the year, and are reviewed by a selection committee on a biannual basis.

Each recipient receives a $2,500 cash award, a crystal award plaque and a commemorative pin, and has his or her name added to a permanent display of Greenebaum Compassion Award winners located in the cancer center.

The staff of the Greenebaum Cancer Center is extremely grateful to the Greenebaums for their generosity in making this award possible.

See past winners