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San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine Program Wins National American Psychiatric Association Gold Achievement Award
Date:10/8/2009

October 8 at the Opening Session of the Institute on Psychiatric Services in New York, where Dr. Irwin was presented with a plaque and the $10,000 Gold Achievement Award provided by Pfizer Inc.

About The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice (www.sdhospice.org) is internationally recognized for its excellence in palliative care education and research. Dedicated to the relief of suffering through the transformation of healthcare, it focuses on discovering, demonstrating, and disseminating palliative care strategies locally, nationally and globally. Physicians and healthcare professionals from around the world come to The Institute to study. Home to one of the largest palliative medicine physician fellowship programs in the country, The Institute also provides education to more than 1700 healthcare students and professionals each year and is home to PAL-MED CONNECT (1-877-PAL-MED4), a 24/7 palliative care hotline for physicians, nurse practitioners and clinical pharmacists. The Institute helped pioneer the palliative medicine subspecialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2006.

CONTACT: Melissa DelaCalzada, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, +1-619-278-6139

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