Her peers describe her as knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care. Patients and caregivers say she’s “the light at the end of the tunnel when hope seems gone,” a “warm, informative, honest and supportive” nurse who blends “superb professionalism with the ease of a long-known friend.”
Peg Fields, an advanced practice nurse in MD Anderson’s Department of Gynecologic Oncology, is the recipient of the 2010 Ethel Fleming Arceneaux Outstanding Nurse-Oncologist Award, MD Anderson’s highest nursing honor. Fields formally accepted the award, established in 1982 by The Brown Foundation, Inc., at an MD Anderson ceremony June 21.
Fields plays an integral role at the institution’s gynecologic oncology outreach site at Harris County Hospital District’s Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) General Hospital. She works closely with Lois Ramondetta, M.D., associate professor in MD Anderson’s Department of Gynecologic Oncology and chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at LBJ, on a team that provides underserved patient populations access to clinical trials of potential new therapies, state-of-the-art patient care and psychosocial support.“The opportunity to make a powerful difference there is tremendous,” says Fields.