Many throughout the hospice and palliative care community have heard the sad news that Mary Labyak, chair of the National Hospice Foundation and long-time NHPCO member has died. Mary passed away peacefully at her home in Florida on February 4, 2012. She was cared for by her colleagues at Suncoast Hospice, the program she helped build and where she served as president and CEO. NHPCO and NHF would like the share this tribute to Mary Labyak that includes a video of her poignant remarks made when she received the Healthcare Architect Award in April 2011.
Suncoast Hospice has created a legacy page online to honor Mary that those who knew her and admired her may wish to visit.
Our thoughts go out to all those who are grieving the loss of our colleague and friend.