The Mary Free Bed family bid a fond farewell to Dr. Chris VandenBerg as he embarks on a six-month sabbatical to travel with his wife, Betsy. Dr. VandenBerg, chief of staff and medical director of the Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program, is scheduled to return in January.
Mary Free Bed’s oncology rehabilitation team surprised Dr. VandenBerg with a bon voyage celebration and presented him with the Vandy Award, created to honor his excellent clinical leadership and delivery of the utmost compassionate, quality care to our cancer patients and their families.
The Vandy award will be given annually to a medical or allied health care professional who exemplifies the attributes so uniquely personified by Dr. VandenBerg: “excellence in clinical leadership, dedication to the human spirit and commitment to healing the soul with boundless thoughtfulness.”
Dr. VandenBerg joined Mary Free Bed in 1989.
We wish him well on his journey!