Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center names winner of 2019 Sister Linda Constantin Award


Following the award presentation, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center team members, friends and family members gathered to celebrate the 2019 Sr. Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award winner. Presenting the Award to Dee Alexander is Sr. Barbara Arceneaux, regional minister, Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady.

The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Our Lady of the Lake has named Deidre “Dee” Alexander as winner of the 2019 Sister Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award.

“Of the many extraordinary nominations we received, Dee’s compassion and willingness to go above-and-beyond for patients stood out to the selection committee,” said Linda Lee, Cancer Center vice president.

The award is given in honor of Sister Linda Constantin, a longtime nurse and member of the senior administrative team at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Each year, the award is presented to a Cancer Center team member, like Alexander, who exemplifies Constantin’s deeply held values and beliefs.

“With her compassionate and respectful way of treating people, Dee helps lessen the burden of cancer for all patients she interacts with, and is a friend to many,” said Leslie McArdle, a guest and volunteer services manager at the Cancer Center.

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