CHAPEL HILL, NC - Each weekday, WCHL highlights a Hometown Hero, a person who "makes our community an even better place to live." Hometown Heroes "do extraordinary things" and "go over and above the call of duty."
Steve Bernard, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology and a UNC Lineberger member, is today's Hometown Hero. He is being honored for his dedication to treating patients with cancer. A program led by Dr. Bernard - the Supportive Care Consult Service -, brings treatments to patients, limiting the amount of time they have to spend traveling to and from therapy sessions. Like the program he leads, Dr. Bernard aims to reduce the stress of his patients, focusing on not only their overall healing but also on their day-to-day comfort. Read more about Dr. Bernard.
Listen to the Hometown Hero interview with Dr. Bernard. (Look for the August 30, 2010 segment and click "Listen.")