The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) announced on Friday, December 20 that Hospice & Community Care is one of the first Hospice programs in the country to achieve We Honor Veterans Level 5 status. Achievement of this elite status demonstrates Hospice & Community Care’s commitment to the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program and to serving our nation’s Veterans and their families. Additionally, Hospice & Community Care has been designated as a regional mentor for the WHV program.
The WHV program is a collaboration between the NHPCO and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The program seeks to address the growing need for Veteran-centric care as our servicemen and servicewomen age and access to hospice and palliative care. Achievement of the Level 5 status demonstrates a deep commitment to understanding and addressing the unique needs of Veterans with advanced illnesses.
Jane Armstrong, Hospice & Community Care CEO said, “Hospice & Community Care is thrilled to be one of the first hospice organizations in the country to achieve Level 5 status. Achieving this honor has been the result of years of devoted effort by our staff and volunteers to identify and meet the unique needs of Veterans in our community. Our Veterans Council has provided tremendous guidance and direction in our efforts. It is an honor to work closely with our local Veterans Affairs Office and other community partners to ensure that the men and women who have given so selfishly, receive the support and compassionate care they deserve. We look forward to continuing to serve Veterans and their families in the coming year.”
Hospice & Community Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emotional, spiritual and medical care for patients at the end of life while supporting families and caregivers. We have served the counties of York, Chester, Lancaster, Cherokee, Fairfield, and Union since 1985. Our mission is to give hope, comfort, and compassion to our community when needed most. To learn more about Hospice & Community Care’s We Honor Veterans program visit HERE.