2015 Extraordinary Healer Award Overview

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The Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing recognizes nurses whose compassion, expertise and helpfulness have made an incredible impact on someone affected by cancer.

The Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing recognizes nurses whose compassion, expertise and helpfulness have made an incredible impact on someone affected by cancer.

Pediatric nurse Laura Vasquez, from Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, was named the Extraordinary Healer of 2015 at a special ceremony held at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 40th Annual Congress. The two other finalists for the 2015 award included Beverly Moser and Elmeria Teffeteller.

At the special event, the sitcom star Valerie Harper congratulated the nurses and shared her story. Harper has battled cancer of the lung and the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain.

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