Becker honored for social work

Fran Becker, at left, accepting the AOSW award.

Fran Becker, at left, accepting the AOSW award.

Old Greenwich resident Fran Becker, manager of Cancer Support Services at Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2013 Oncology Social Worker of the Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Work.

The prestigious award recognizes an oncology social worker who provides exemplary commitment to the delivery of compassionate patient care.

Ms. 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.

Ms. 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.

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