Local organization recognizes “Unsung Heroes”
Last evening, Cancer Family Care held its annual 2019 Joslin Haggart Yeiser Unsung Hero Awards to honor and recognize cancer professionals, caregivers, and patients including 11 individuals associated with OHC.
“There are five common characteristics of Unsung Heroes,” said Jill Settlemyre, Executive Director of Cancer Family Care. “They are humility, empathy, committed to a cause, courage, and consistent excellence and teamwork.” OHC is very proud of the nominees affiliated with OHC who demonstrate these characteristics.
OHC Oncology Professionals
- Cynthia Chua, MD, nominated by David Ranz and the staff at OHC Blue Ash
- Christine Leak, APRN, nominated by Paula Weisenberger, MD
- Kim Roach, Medical Assistant II, nominated by Ajit Gubbi, MD
- Sue Whitman nominated by Kim Roach and Tammie Courtney
- Tony Carito, Patricia Hilbert, Carmen Moorman nominated by Paula Weisenberger, MD
- Cynthia Day nominated by Joanie Manzo, BSN, RN
- Harry Epp nominated by Paula Weisenberger, MD
- Barbara Horsley nominated by Sarah Wilson, APRN
- Ed Reising nominated by Ed Faber, Jr, MD
In 2003, Cancer Family Care established the Unsung Hero Awards in memory of Joslin Haggart Yeiser. According to her husband, Eric Yeiser, Joslin was a quiet hero.
“It is fitting that the Unsung Hero Awards be named for Joslin,” Mr. Yeiser explains. “Even in her last months, when she was suffering from cancer and in pain, she was still able to maintain her smile, sense of humor, and served as an inspiration to all who knew her.”
OHC is proud to collaborate with Cancer Family Care (CFC), a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults cope with the effects of a cancer diagnosis in the family. CFC is known throughout the Greater Cincinnati region as a force of compassion and strength in the face of cancer-related illness and loss.
For more than 40 years, CFC has provided therapeutic counseling, education, support, and hope to all people touched by cancer. Additional services include free wigs, therapeutic massage and Healing Touch sessions for cancer patients and at reduced rates to caregivers. Programs are available at six area offices, and to ensure continuity of care, our social workers and counselors are glad to make house calls, when necessary. For more information about CFC, please visit cancerfamilycare.org or call 513-731-3346.