Published on August 06, 2013

Fran Becker Named Oncology Social Worker Of The Year

Fran Becker, LCSW, Manager of Cancer Support Services at Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center, has received the 2013 Oncology Social Worker of the Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW). The prestigious award recognizes an oncology social worker who provides exemplary commitment to the delivery of compassionate patient care. Becker received the award at the opening session of the AOSW annual conference in June.

Becker is responsible for all of the supportive programs and services the Center offers to its patients and their families. Her duties include: providing all individual, family and group counseling services; developing and coordinating all patient and family educational programs; managing the Center’s Integrative Medicine Program and Transitions survivorship program, coordinating the Center’s annual survivorship conference and producing the quarterly patient newsletter, In Touch. Becker received her Masters of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University, School of Social Work. Prior to joining the Bennett Cancer Center, she served as the Coordinator of Bereavement Services for the Center for Hope in Darien and was a social worker at Norwalk Hospital.

The AOSW is a non-profit, international, 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer and their families. Created in 1984 by social workers interested in oncology and by existing national cancer organizations, the organization has over 1000 current members who embrace the AOSW Mission, “to advance excellence in the psychosocial care of persons with cancer, their families, and caregivers through networking, education, advocacy, research and resource development.” To learn more about the AOSW, log onto http://aosw.org/. 

About Stamford Hospital
Stamford Hospital is a not-for-profit provider of comprehensive healthcare services in lower Fairfield County. The mission of Stamford Hospital is to provide, together with its physicians, a broad range of high quality health and wellness services focused on the needs of our communities. Stamford Hospital is affiliated with the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System and is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, Stamford Hospital has been formally designated as a “Planetree Designated® Patient-Centered Hospital.” 

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