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March 11, 2016

Nate Lamkin recognized as one of the 100 everyday amazing individuals by MGH's Cancer Center

Nathaniel Lamkin, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Caregiver | 2016

From coordinating round-the-clock care to sharing a single, heartfelt hug, Nathaniel Lamkin, LICSW, ACHP-SW, eases the end-of-life journey for hundreds of cancer patients and their loved ones each year.

Nate takes a holistic approach to hospice and palliative care as director of Bereavement Services & Program Development at Care Dimensions, the largest not-for-profit hospice in Massachusetts. He takes into consideration the full spectrum of needs for pediatric and adult patients and their families. Nate oversees Care Dimensions’ Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing and serves on the advisory board of Camp Kesem, an overnight camp for children and adolescents who have a parent battling cancer or have lost a parent to the disease.

Nate works closely with patients, familes and caregives to identify how best he can support them. For some, it may be arranging for a few hours of relief from the bedside of a terminally ill loved one. For families of pediatric patients, it may be setting up counseling for siblings. Nate coordinates a broad range of services, from Reiki sessions to financial grants to assist with household expenses.

“Nate is truly a gift from the heavens,” says nominator Ashley Haseotes, president of One Mission. “He meets the needs of his families with an open heart. I am not sure there is anything Nate has not done, or will not do, to support families during their end of life journey.”

Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.