Skendzel receives state award

Dr. Larry Skendzel, center, medical director for Lake Superior Hospice, holds the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan Dream Team Physician Award he received recently. With Skendzel are Dr. Dan Mazzuchi, Lake Superior Hospice volunteer and retired physician, and Carol Carr, CEO of Lake Superior Hospice. Each year the HPCAM recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding commitment and service to hospice and palliative care organizations around the state. Skendzel completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in 1986, received his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1990 and completed his residency at Marquette General Hospital in 1993.