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Thursday, April 16, 2009

St. Francis cancer physician honored for expertise, patient care

INDIANAPOLIS – Oncologist Michael Dugan, M.D., is the recipient of the 2008 Healing Spirit Award presented by The Wellness Community-Central Indiana.

Dugan, the medical co-director of the Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation (IBMT) at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers, was recognized for his contributions to the field of oncology and for his commitment to the delivery of quality care to cancer patients and their families.

“Dr. Dugan is one of the most generous professionals, both with his time and his talent,” said Laura Weiger, program director with The Wellness Community. “He is very in tune with treating each cancer patient as a whole person, and understands that cancer is far more than a medical experience – it’s a personal journey.”

An Indiana University School of Medicine graduate, Dugan heads IBMT’s quality assurance and management efforts and also serves on professional advisory board with The Wellness Community. He joined St. Francis in 1998 after serving on the medical staffs at several Indianapolis-area hospitals.

Two other St. Francis medical staff members are past recipients of the Healing Spirit Award. They are David Moore, M.D., director of Gynecologic Oncology of Indiana, and Janice Leak, R.N., a nurse navigator with St. Francis Cancer Care Services.

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