Elekta Selects Becky Wheeler as Registrar of the Year
Contact: Kelli Koch
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, May 31, 2011- During the National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA) 37th Annual Education Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, May 15-18, Elekta honored Becky Wheeler, Certified Cancer Registrar at Southeastern Med, as the 2011 Registrar of the Year. The award recognizes registrars who make valuable contributions to the success of their registry, as well as extend those contributions to benefit the broader medical facility and community.
“Becky is most deserving of this award,” said E. Edwin Conaway, Jr., MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Southeastern Med. “She is passionate about the Cancer Registry and the contribution that the Registry plays in both cancer treatment and prevention. Southeastern Med has been blessed with her leadership in its Cancer program.”
Recognized for 25 years of service, Wheeler received the award for the passion she brings to the profession, from compiling data that provides valuable information for monitoring and improving cancer treatments to conducting research and targeting prevention and screening programs. Board President of the Guernsey County American Cancer Society, Becky is involved in the Tar Wars program, where she has visited almost every fifth-grade class in Guernsey and Noble counties to educate students on the dangers of smoking. In addition, Becky spearheaded an awareness program, Think Pink, to increase the number of women receiving breast cancer screenings.
“A kind and generous mentor to fellow registrars, Becky manages all aspects of her registry and still finds the time to volunteer, coordinate a variety of screening programs and remain active in NCRA, the Ohio Cancer Registrars Association and the Cancer Registrars Association of Central Ohio,” says Bonnie Bolyard, office manager, Genesis Hematology & Cancer Treatment Center. “Truly patient focused, Becky has the kindest heart of anyone I know.”
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.