Samaritan honors Veterans and proudly earned four stars−the highest achievable rank−from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for our “We Honor Veterans” program.
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This four-star designation signals recognizes our commitment to providing care that recognizes veterans and their families’ distinctive needs through serious illness, end of life, grief, and/or post-traumatic stress.
Photo: Marine Veteran Isaac Hand with Nurse Jackie Maddison.
Samaritan serves more than 500 veterans through our hospice program each year. In fact, one in every six of Samaritan’s hospice patients has served in the military.
Where veterans served, when they served, what they experienced then, and what they are feeling now, can all greatly influence their physical, psychological, and spiritual comfort at the end of life. That’s why we include a veteran’s military history into his/her medical history and care options.
Photo: Army Veteran Booker Cropper with (from left) Daughter Gwen, Music Therapist Charity Jones, Nurse Grace Patterson, Spiritual Support Counselor Marian Mitchell, and Social Worker Tracy Bishop.
Our goal is to provide each veteran patient in our care with a special blanket. Uniquely designed to recognize their service, this blanket will be a warm expression of our gratitude for their selfless sacrifice for the common good. This blanket, proudly displayed at bedside, will signal to for all who enter, “You are in the presence of an American hero.”
Please consider a gift to provide every veteran in our hospice care with a specially-designed patriotic blanket in recognition of their service to our country. Your gift of $25 will wrap two veteran hospice patients with this blanket.
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