Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen, RN, and Michael Keamy
Expert massage therapy is one of the wellness services provided by the HOPES Program at the Mass General Cancer Center. A trio of superb massage therapists — Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen, RN, and Michael Keamy — integrate massage into many clinical areas, bringing patients healing therapies that improve their quality of life during treatment.
Michelle Boutin is an excellent communicator and educator who alleviates any concerns patients may have about massage as a treatment modality. She inspires confidence in patients and colleagues and is spot-on in determining a patient’s need — from a spirited discussion about the Bruins’ prospects to compassionate silence.
Karen Ingwersen is a skilled and sensitive clinician with a knack for building rapport with patients and families whether in an outpatient chemotherapy unit or when treating patients coping with a long hospital stay. Karen is also an oncology nurse and generously shares her knowledge and insights with colleagues.
Michael Keamy treats patients in the inpatient and infusion units. By providing massage prior to a needle stick or lumbar puncture, Michael relaxes the patient and the tissues, easing the procedure. His skill at explaining the benefits of massage and his calm, healing presence comfort distressed patients.
The HOPES Program massage therapy team is a vital presence throughout the Cancer Center.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Steve Beauville
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen, RN, and Michael Keamy
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Edwin K. Lamport
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
- Phyllis McNally
- Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Dorothy Binford
- Brian N. Napolitano
- Philip Gosnell
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Kathleen A. Stakes, RN, MS, CPON
- Stephanie Quinn, MSW, LICSW
- Bruce A. Chabner, MD
- Corey Jacobson
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Kate Murphy
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Tina Capodilupo Journeay
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope Foundation
- Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
- Jeanne Griffin Vaughn, NP
- Joshua Sommer
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.