"In God's Hands," By Tim Tate

(from left): Bob Biddle, Susan’s brother; Diane Vollberg; Barbara Hansen, 5SES staff nurse; and Bobby Biddle, Susan’s sister-in-law, at the dedication.

Clinical Center staff gathered on March 7 at the 5SES entrance to view a sculpture by Washington artist Tim Tate honoring the memory of former CC nurse Susan Biddle.  Biddle, who died in 2005, worked here for more than 20 years.

The sculpture’s location pays tribute to her specialization in cardiology, hematology, and sickle cell anemia patient care. Diane Vollberg, neurology clinic coordinator for OP7, where Biddle worked before she died, said family, friends, and staff voluntarily contributed to the purchase of the sculpture “so her name would continually be spoken at NIH.

Etched onto the sculpture, “In God’s Hands,”are six words selected by CC staff to describe Biddle: humor, devotion, wisdom, compassion, integrity, and nurse.