Summary: the first director of the National Hospice Organization of the United States who helped introduce hospice treatment (care for the terminally ill and their families) to the U.S. in the late 1970's, who saw the number of hospice programs in the U.S. grow from less than 100 to 1,200 during her tenure, and who established the International Hospice Institute in 1984 to train doctors in the management of terminal illness.
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure
Born: December 28, 1919
Died: July 27, 2003
Location: Manila, Philippines