BOCA RATON, FL – February 20, 2018 – Darci McNally, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Oncology Support Services
and Community Outreach at Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene
M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, has received the Lane W.
Adams Quality of Life Award from the American Cancer Society.
The national honor recognizes individuals who exhibit excellence and compassion in providing care to cancer patients and their families. Ms. McNally was recognized and rewarded for her leadership in providing care and support to patients at the Lynn Cancer Institute through support groups and one-on-one therapy.
Since 1988, this award represents the concept of the “warm hand of
service,” which is an integral part of the American Cancer Society’s
commitment to excellence in cancer care and specifically emphasized by
Lane W. Adams when he served as executive Vice President of the American
Cancer Society. Adams’ definition of the warm hand of service was
to “serve others and enrich the purpose of one’s existence.”
In addition to her direct clinical interactions with patients and loved ones, Ms. McNally has spearheaded the creation of a number of signature events and programs designed to address the myriad needs of those battling cancer. Most notably, she developed the League of Ribbons at the Institute, which offers a host of different initiatives such as providing gift cards for groceries and gas, health and wellness programs for patients and the community –at –large and guided imagery, yoga, and massage therapy for patients in treatment. Concurrently, she developed the Run for the Ribbons, a highly successful 5K and one-mile Run/Walk that helps to fund the League’s offerings.
“We are most proud of Darci’s noteworthy recognition,” said Louise Morrell, MD, Medical Director of the Lynn Cancer Institute. “This honor is exemplary of her dedication to patients and their families. The innovative programming and depth of resources she provides to those in need have truly distinguished our program in the region.”
Ms. McNally is a board-certified master’s level Clinical Social Worker at the Lynn Cancer Institute. She is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Workers and the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers. Ms. McNally completed the Advanced Psychosocial Oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and has received a specialty certification in oncology social work.
She was also recognized as a 2008 Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction and received the 2011 Healthcare Provider Heroes in Medicine Award.
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