In 1991, in conjunction with a generous gift from The Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, an endowment was established for the annual Compassionate Care Awards in the Cancer Program. In 2014, in memory of former Woman’s Board President, Nora Cooney Marra, the awards were renamed. Awards are presented by the Director, Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, in each of the three following categories of members of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center – Central Region: (1) Attending Staff, (2) House Officers and Fellows, and (3) Nursing and Allied Health Professionals. The awardees in each category are nominated by members of the Cancer Center and are individuals who exemplify and serve as role models for the humanistic and compassionate care of cancer patients. In addition to a plaque recognizing their efforts, each recipient will also receive a $1,000 cash award, and their names will be listed on the plaque on the 21st floor of Galter Pavilion.

2022 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards

2022 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards

Meet the 2022 awardees.

The 2022 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards honored four members of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Awards are presented by the Director, Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, in each ...
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2021 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards

2021 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards

Meet the 2021 awardees.

The 2021 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards honored four members of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Awards are presented by the Director, Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, in each ...
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2020 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards

2020 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards

Meet the four 2020 awardees.

The 2020 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards honored four members of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Awards are presented by the Director, Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, in each ...
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2019 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards

2019 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards

Meet the three 2019 awardees.

The 2019 Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards honored three members of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Awards are presented by the Director, Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, in ...
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