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Sue Porter Heiney

Sue Porter Heiney, American psychosocial oncology nurse. Named Outstanding Alumnus, University South Carolina College Nursing, 1990; recipient Excellence in Practice award South Carolina Hospital Association, 1992, 93, Joan Ashley Fifick Memorial lectureship, 1997.


  • Heiney, Sue Porter was born on March 23, 1950 in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Garvin Edward and Effie Elizabeth (Anderson) Porter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University South Carolina, 1979. Minnesota, University South Carolina, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University South Carolina, 1998.


    • Charge nurse Roper Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, 1971-1972, Greenville (South Carolina) General Hospital, 1972-1973, Baptist Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina, 1973-1975, head nurse, 1975-1979. Staff nurse Richland Memorial Hospital, 1979-1981, clinical nurse specialist, 1981-1983, Children's Hospital Center for Cancer, Columbia, 1983-1993. Manager psychological oncology South Carolina Cancer Center, Palmetto Health, since 1993.


    • Past member editorial board Oncology Nursing Forum. Member editorial board Children's Health Care, Journal Psychosocial Oncology. Author: Zig the Pig Goes to School, 2004.


    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


    Baptism should be administered to those who can understand the Christian faith and the true meaning of the rite.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Christianity is not merely a list or rules of what one can and cannot do, but rather a means to develop a close relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.


    Fellow American Academy of Nursing. Member American Nurses Association, Association Pediatric Oncology Nurses (secretary 1987-1988, president-elect 1988-1989, president 1989-1991, past president 1991-1992), American Cancer Society (national nursing advisory committee 1989-1992, Lane W. Adams award 1991), Oncology Nursing Society (Mara Mohensen Flaherty Memorial lecturer 1995, national research committee 1993-1998), Sigma Theta Tau (Media award 1989, Founders award 1991).



    Hiking, reading.


    • Married Michael Vincent Heiney, May 21, 1949. Children: Elizabeth Porter, Amanda Jean.
    • father: Garvin Edward Porter
    • mother: Effie Elizabeth (Anderson) Porter
    • spouse: Michael Vincent Heiney
    • children: Elizabeth Porter Heiney
    • Amanda Jean Heiney
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    Born March 23, 1950
    (age 67)