SOMC Hospice continues honoring veteransPosted on November 15, 2016

william-davis-vetwebAs part of their involvement in We Honor Veterans, SOMC Hospice recently completed three “pinning ceremonies” to honor patients that have served their country in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The pinning recipients were Charlie Lindsay, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Korea; William Davis, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during Vietnam; and George “Pete” Coburn, a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force who served during World War II.

Pinning ceremonies allow those who have served country to receive recognition in a unique way. However, they are only part of what SOMC has done through its involvement in We Honor Vvet-charles-lindseywebeterans. SOMC Hospice has also implemented ongoing veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to improve the care they provide to veterans.

The We Honor Veterans campaign provides tiered recognition to organizations that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. “Partners” can assess their ability to serve Veterans and, using resources provided as part of the campaign, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans into their organization. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, SOMC Hospice is better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, SOMC Hospice will find tools to help support those they are caring for.

For more information, or to find out how you can volunteer for future pinning ceremonies, call 740-356-2567.

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