Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hope HealthCare Services Recognized as National Leader in Veterans’ Care

Hope HealthCare Services has reached the highest level of achievement in the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) We Honor Veterans program. The program requires superior standards of quality to ensure that veterans receive the best in care, support, and access to VA benefits.

Nearly 25 percent of the people in Hope’s care are veterans. “We have always had a special place in our hearts for veterans, and this confirms our deep commitment to them,” said Hope President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. “We are honored to be one of only two healthcare organizations in the United States to receive this special recognition.”

We Honor Veterans complements Hope’s longstanding VALOR program - Veterans’ Access to Life Opportunities and Resources. According to Beckwith, the VALOR program was developed to provide the support and respect that America’s veterans, men and women, deserve. Veterans in Hope’s care are honored with a special ceremony and the presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation. They are also invited to participate in the Library of Congress Veterans’ History Project recording wartime stories.

Together, VALOR and We Honor Veterans provides additional resources for meeting veterans’ needs related to military service, combat experience, traumatic events and other issues.

“We are so deeply grateful for the veterans’ service to our country, and it is a privilege to be able to meet their needs in partnership with NHPCO,” Beckwith said.

For more information, HopeHCS.org/veterans