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VCHS Hospice Honors Veterans as Partner of National Program

ORD, Neb. – With 25 percent of all deaths annually in the United States as veterans, Valley County Health System (VCHS) Hospice continues to honor servicemen and women through participating in the national We Honor Veterans program.

“We Honor Veterans” is a collaborative effort of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and hospice organizations, such as VCHS Hospice. The goal is to ensure excellent care of veterans and support for their families at the end of a veteran’s life.

As a We Honor Veterans level two partner, VCHS Hospice visits with patients and their families about the patient’s experience in the Armed Services and thanks patients for their service. Additionally, VCHS Hospice staff and volunteers honor each veteran with a VA-Hospice lapel pin and a certificate of appreciation for their service. VCHS Hospice has been involved with the We Honor Veterans program since January 2012.

“VCHS Hospice is committed to serving those who have served us. This recognition of our patients’ service to our country is especially appreciated at a time when they and their family are seeking closure on their life,” VCHS Social Worker Jennifer Zach, CSW, CDP, said.

Through We Honor Veterans, VCHS Hospice also has access to additional resources and support in providing care to veterans.

To learn more about VCHS Hospice or the We Honor Veterans program at VCHS, contact Jennifer Zach at 308-728-4315.

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