BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)- A Bridgeport Hospital oncology nurse received this year’s American Cancer Society Society Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award. Kimberly Bielecki of Stafford is one of ten people to be recognized with the prestigious national honor for cancer care and commitment.
Bielecki is a breast cancer survivor herself. Her nominees say she goes out of her way to make her patients and their families feel like she really cares and will do anything for them.
“Kim amazes me by how she really cares for patients and their families,” a cancer survivor and one of her nominators wrote. “She exhausts every option to ensure that her patients receive the best treatment possible. We all hear that some things fall through the cracks – but there are no cracks on Kim’s watch.”
“Time and again, Kim is given challenging cases of patients with no resources, little to no family support and no knowledge of what lies ahead of them but this doesn’t stop her,” another nominator wrote.
Bielecki has been a nurse for 38 years providing guidance to cancer patients ensuring they receive appropriate treatment and continued support in their homes. She was presented the award on January 13th in Atlanta recognizing her excellence and compassion in providing care to patients and their families.