Compass Regional Hospice is a national partner of “We Honor Veterans,” a campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Through this program we gratefully acknowledge our military and service men, women and families. We aim to create a veteran-centric organization through education, strategic partnership, resources and veteran recognition. Our mission is to serve our nation’s veterans who have served us.
About our program
Through our participation in this program we encourage education to our staff and volunteers regarding issues specific to veterans facing life-limiting illnesses. By recognizing the unique needs of dying veterans, we can learn how to accompany and guide America’s veterans and their families through their life stories and toward a more peaceful ending. Our staff is able to provide additional information and tools to our patient families surrounding veteran end-of-life experiences, benefits provided to them and other on-going projects to recognize the dedication of their loved one.
In 2013 Compass Regional Hospice was awarded the We Honor Veterans Partner Level Three distinction. In order to achieve this distinction a hospice center must provide veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers, build organizational capacity to provide quality care for Veterans, and develop and strengthen relationships with VA medical centers and other Veteran organizations.
Compass Regional Hospice honors all hospice patients who have served in the military with a special ceremony. Each honoree is presented with a pin, framed certificate, tabletop flag, and a patriotic lap quilt made by volunteers. For veterans admitted to the hospice center, an American flag and the flag of the veteran’s branch of the service are posted on either side of the door to the patient’s room.