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Dr. Kathy Kortes Miller

Dr Kathy Kortes Miller - Spirit of Thunder Bay Award 2015Since 1998, Dr. Kathy Kortes Miller has been a palliative care champion in our community, working extensively with the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) at Lakehead University and with Hospice Northwest.  She initially became passionate about Hospice Northwest after experiencing the valuable contributions of hospice volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Hospice Unit where she worked as a social worker.  Kathy has been a consistent source of support and palliative care expertise to Hospice Northwest as well as building and growing the organization.  She has represented Hospice Northwest at McMaster University for a provincial conference and at Bristol, England for an international conference.  Because of her passion and skills, Hospice Northwest is recognized as a leader in community engagement exemplifying that palliative care is truly everybody’s business.