Noreen Murphy, RN
Nurse, Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center
With her passion to provide patients with the best of care, Noreen Murphy, RN, quickly earned the respect of her colleagues at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center.
“From the first, Noreen’s knowledge, skills, meticulous nature and eager mind impressed me,” writes Chief Pharmacist Antoinette Lavino, RPh, BCOP. “As I got to know her, I came to marvel at her devotion and profound compassion for patients and their families.
“Oncology is an ever-changing discipline, and Noreen continues to educate herself and seek out learning opportunities. She offers a kind ear to families when they are confused or just need to talk and stands by patients in their final days, often visiting them at home or the Kaplan Hospice House.
“Noreen demands perfection on behalf of her patients, a standard that is difficult to maintain due to the volume and time restraints of modern medicine. Yet she strives to give her utmost, believing in the importance of getting to know each patient, listening and genuinely caring.
“Noreen is my co-worker and friend. If I ever were to need care, I would want her as my nurse.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Jason Maxwell
- Ashley Bonner
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Ann Murray Paige
- Estelle Sugarman
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Harrison Strickler
- Kevin S. Oh, MD
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope Foundation
- Julia Hincman-Francavilla, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- The Center for Cancer Risk Assessment Genetic Counselors at Mass General
- Nancy and Richard Kelleher
- Teagan Stedman
- Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
- Rhonda McGrail
- Anne Fallon
- Philip Gosnell
- Nicole McNerney
- Kathleen Lopez, RN
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen, RN, and Michael Keamy
- Karen J. Krag, MD
- Dorothy Binford
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- John Murphy
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
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.