2013 Health Care Heroes Event

Dr. Mary Jean Etten received the Tampa Bay Business Journal 2013 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award on October 17. At the Health Care Heroes Awards Dinner, Dr. Etten was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts to improve the quality of care and quality of life for patients in the final stages of life and their families. She is a founding board member of Suncoast Hospice, which has served the Tampa Bay area for over 35 years. Dr. Etten is an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Aging Studies where she teaches Death and Dying. Dr. Etten prepares our students for careers in health professions by helping them understand the dying process and how best to care for people who are dying or bereaved. A lifetime educator and advocate for terminally ill patients and caregivers, Dr. Etten has been instrumental in improving the lives of many people throughout Tampa Bay.