Elkhart oncology honored for compassion

For making a dying man’s final wish come true, the Elkhart General Oncology unit, along with Dean Heisey, Spiritual Care Services, received the Beacon “compassion” value award.

In case you missed the story, click here to read the heartwarming details behind this teams’ efforts and what their quick actions meant to the patient, his daughter, and their entire family.

In the photo, left to right, are Roxy Schertz, April Hostetler, Cindy Kipker, Carl Risk, Heather Gamble, Amanda Hawkins, Kim Greising, Dawn McCandless, Brandon Penzenik, Diana Custer and Dean Heisey.

“Having a daughter myself, I could relate with the patient’s wish of being able to walk his daughter down the aisle,” said Elkhart General President Carl Risk.

“I am so proud of our Medical/Oncology team for taking a ‘Can Do’ approach and making his wish, and his daughter’s wish, come true,” Risk continued. “Hearing this amazing story helped remind me of why I was called into health care and that was to help people.”