The 2023 and first annual Yoshiro Matsuo Compassionate Care Award will be announced in December of this year. The recipient will receive a cash prize of $500 as well as recognition on a plaque at the Helios Care offices.
Dr. Yoshiro Matsuo was one of the original founders of Catskill Area Hospice 40 years ago. He served as the first Medical Director of Hospice on a volunteer basis for 25 years in addition to serving the Oneonta area as a respected physician for over 50 years. Helios Care (formerly Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care) established the Yoshiro Matsuo Compassionate Care Award in 2022 in recognition of Dr. Matsuo’s compassion, kindness, leadership, benevolence and selfless service to the community.
The award is available to any citizen who works to assist people in need in any capacity; consistently demonstrates the qualities exhibited by Dr. Matsuo; AND lives or works in Delaware, Schoharie or Otsego counties.
To nominate an individual for the award, please submit the online form below. To submit by mail or email, please download the form. Please submit your nomination by October 30, 2023. Thank you.