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Dr. Larry Librach presented with the 2005 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Award of Excellence

September 25, 2005 - The director of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai has been recognized as a champion when it comes to his concern for the well-being of his own patients and those across Canada.

Dr. Librach
Dr. Larry Librach

On Sunday, September 25, Dr. Larry Librach was presented with the 2005 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Award of Excellence. He received the award in Edmonton, Alberta at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) national conference.

The annual award recognizes an accomplished Canadian who exemplifies personal and or professional commitment and achievement in the field of hospice, or community palliative care. It also acknowledges an individual who has long been a national advocate for change to ensure quality end-of-life patient care.

"For the past 27 years, Dr. Larry Librach has worked as an advocate for change to ensure quality end-of-life care for all Canadians, and he continues as a champion for this important and humane aspect of health care," said Joseph Mapa, President & CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital.

"We are very proud of the excellence and achievements both of Dr. Librach and his entire team at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care."

The CHPCA is a national association which provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada.