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The one hundred honoree: Win Hodges

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The one hundred honoree: Win Hodges

Mass General Giving

A 1993 rollerblading accident landed Win Hodges, then age 53, in Mass General Hospital, where exams led to a life-changing diagnosis: Stage III lung cancer. Following treatment, Win, a communications professional, began volunteering on behalf of fellow patients and survivors.

At work, Win started a support group for people with cancer and their caregivers. At the Cancer Center, he joined The Network for Patients and Families, a support program that matches cancer survivors with newly diagnosed patients, and twice co-chaired its annual Survivor’s Day.

A member of Mass General Cancer Center’s Patient and Family Advisory Council since its start in 2001, Win is also a charter member of the hospital’s Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, facilitating its forums to strengthen patient-caregiver relationships. And Win serves on the board of Moon Balloon Project, a nonprofit that helps young patients and their caregivers communicate through the arts.

Since retiring in 2003, Win has presented at many national conferences as a vigorous and effective advocate for patient and family-centered health care.