South Bend, IN (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Center for Hospice Care recently attained Partner Level 4 in the national We Honor Veterans program. To reach this pinnacle level, Center for Hospice Care focused on increasing access to and improving the quality of care Veterans received throughout its eight-county service area in northern Indiana.
We Honor Veterans, a collaboration between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Veterans Administration, is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying Veterans. The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement to comfort patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma.
“Our staff and volunteers have worked very hard to make this happen,” noted Mark Murray, President and& CEO of Center for Hospice Care. “Many steps were taken, including increasing the integration of Veteran-specific education for staff and volunteers, evaluating and growing our Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program, developing resources to help our Veterans and their families’ access benefits, along with continually evaluating and implementing better ways to improve care and service to Veterans and their families throughout our organization.”
Nationally, there are nearly 2,000 We Honor Veterans Partners and only 96 have achieved the We Honor Veterans Partner Level 4.
“This is a huge accomplishment not only for our agency, but for the deserving Veterans we serve each and every day,” said Murray.
As part of their ongoing commitment to the We Honor Veterans program and the Indiana Hospice Veterans Partnership, Center for Hospice Care is hosting a CEU DVD presentation, Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death, at 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN on Monday, November 11, 2013, from 2 – 5:30 p.m. Interested parties can register for this free presentation by calling Center for Hospice Care, 574-277-4100.
For more information, contact Amy Tribbett, Director of Marketing & Access, 574-243-3711.
About Center for Hospice Care:
Center for Hospice Care is a not-for-profit, community-based agency improving the quality of living through hospice, home health, grief counseling, and community education. With offices in South Bend, Mishawaka, Plymouth, and Elkhart, Center for Hospice Care serves St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte and Starke Counties.