The award recognizes dedicated individuals who, like the late June Callwood, demonstrate exceptional leadership, creativity and innovation in their service to their communities and others.
Among the award winners for 2013 are Jim McIntosh and Hospice of Waterloo Region for their contributions towards improving end-of-life care.
Jim McIntosh of Minesing helped enhance quality end-of-life care for patients in Simcoe County. His vision, leadership and fundraising efforts were instrumental in the building and opening of Hospice House, a 10 bed residential facility for people suffering from a terminal illness, and their families.
Hospice of Waterloo Region provides comfort, care and support to people affected by life-threatening illness. The Kitchener facility helps over 800 families a year with programs such as respite and bereavement support for children, teens and adults. The hospice includes a family palliative care clinic run by physicians, nurses and educators, a salon and a meditation room.
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