Media Release | June 14, 2023 – COLLINGWOOD – Hospice Georgian Triangle is proud to share that Medical Director Dr. Alyssa Boyd was honoured with the Dr. S. Lawrence Librach Award for Palliative Medicine in the Community this week at the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario conference in Toronto. The board of directors and leadership of Hospice Georgian Triangle congratulates Dr. Boyd for this outstanding distinction.
This prestigious award is presented to one physician in Ontario who demonstrates excellence and leadership in palliative care and advances palliative care in their community through mentorship of family physicians.
“Dr. Boyd has embodied compassionate care in her work with patients, helping many people to live their best during and throughout their end-of-life care. Hospice Georgian Triangle nominated Dr. Boyd as she is a leader in the medical community, devoting her time to excellence in palliative care and education about pain and symptom management as well as access to resources for grief and bereavement counseling. We are delighted that her contributions to making a difference in palliative care in our region have been recognized“ explains Trish Rawn, Executive Director of Hospice Georgian Triangle.
From Dr. Alyssa Boyd
“I am honoured to have received this award. Larry Librach was a remarkable palliative care physician whom I have always admired and aspire to emulate in my own practice. I am just a small piece of what makes the delivery of palliative care in this area so successful. We are blessed with dedicated full scope family doctors, a supportive local community hospital, and a generous and motivated community,” said Dr. Boyd.
“Most importantly, Hospice Georgian Triangle, an incredible organization, staffed by the most passionate, skilled and caring group of individuals, allows us allto deliver gold standard palliative care. It is such a privilege to work and live in South Georgian Bay. Thank you for this amazing honour.”
About Dr. Larry Librach and the Award for Palliative Care in the Community
Dr. Larry Librach, MD, CCFP, FFCP began his medical career in 1970, and became an early presence in the field of palliative care in 1978 and was instrumental in shaping the Canadian approach to palliative care and palliative medicine.
Throughout his 35 years in palliative care, Dr. Librach was a teacher and mentor, an encouraging and enthusiastic colleague and friend who embraced every opportunity to give of himself, and who consistently inspired others to do the same.
The Dr. S. Lawrence Librach Award for Palliative Medicine in the Community was created to honour Dr. Larry Librach, MD, CCFP, FFCP who began his medical career in 1970, and became an early presence in the field of palliative care in 1978 and was instrumental in shaping the Canadian approach to palliative care and palliative medicine. Throughout his 35 years in palliative care, Dr. Librach was a teacher and mentor, an encouraging and enthusiastic colleague and friend who embraced every opportunity to give of himself, and who consistently inspired others to do the same.
About Hospice Georgian Triangle
Hospice Georgian Triangle, started in 1987 and has evolved to provide compassionate care in Campbell House and in the community for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illness, living in The Town of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview Township. Care programs come at no cost to the users and focus on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and family, enhancing quality of life.
Hospice Georgian Triangle relies on the support of donors for funding for all services, including end-of-life care and grief counselling.
Trish Rawn, Executive Director, Hospice Georgian Triangle, 705-444-2555 ext. 7520 | RawnT@HospiceGeorgianTriangle.com
Sandra Sullivan, Executive Director, Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation, 705-444-2555 ext. 7521 | SullivanS@HospiceGeorgianTriangle.com