More than 1,200 hospice and palliative care leaders, practitioners, and senior managers were in attendance at the conference that began May 1, 2017 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.
Rock was immediate past chair of the NHPCO Board of Directors. During her many years of active involvement with NHPCO, she staffed numerous committees and provided strong and steady leadership at a time of significant change and transition at NHPCO.
“There is no more worthy recipient than Linda, who has worked tirelessly on behalf of hospice at the local, regional and national level. A stalwart advocate on behalf of rural hospice care, Linda has been a proponent of greater access and the development of high-quality care for her entire professional life,” said John Mastrojohn, NHPCO’s senior vice president and COO.
Created in memory of Galen Miller, NHPCO’s executive vice president who died in August 2013, this award recognizes a champion and advocate from the field who has demonstrated the highest levels of dedication and passion for the hospice and palliative care community and the patients and families that receive care.