Former Member of San Diego Hospice National Advisory Board actively supported hospice care in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – “On behalf of the San Diego Hospice Corporate Board of Directors and the San Diego Hospice Foundation, we are saddened to hear about the passing of one of America’s legendary medical leaders, our dear friend and long-time San Diego Hospice supporter Dr. C. Everett Koop,” said Kathleen Pacurar, President and CEO of San Diego Hospice.
“A former National Advisory Board Member of the San Diego Hospice Foundation, he was chosen as the 1989 San Diego Hospice Humanitarian Award recipient. Dr. Koop used his standing in the medical community and platform as America’s top doctor to educate and inform Americans on a long list of topics over the years, including the importance of hospice care. Thanks to his vocal leadership and support, we are forever grateful for his efforts locally and nationally on behalf of hospice care. Our hearts go out to his family and the medical community around the world.”
About San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, a leader in the relief of suffering, is one of the largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospices in the country, caring for hundreds of terminally ill adults and children each day throughout San Diego County. In addition, comprehensive bereavement support programs are provided to 11,000 individuals each year. More information is available online at www.sdhospice.org or call toll-free at 1-866-688-1600.
The late Joan Kroc and former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop featured above at the 1990 San Diego Hospice Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner.