To help provide care and support to the men and women who have served in the U.S. military, Mercyhealth has joined the We Honor Veterans program, developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mercyhealth at Home holds a special pinning ceremony to honor the military service of each admitted hospice patient who is a veteran. Veteran patients are also honored at the end of their life by being draped with our country’s flag as they are transported from their home one last time. The flag is then presented to their family in tribute for their service to our country.
Mercyhealth at Home hosts celebrations near Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day as well. These programs are open to the public and include special speakers and activities of interest to our veterans and their families.
Mercy Hospice is a Level 4 partner, the highest level of achievement in the national program.
To learn more about We Honor Veterans, visit WeHonorVeterans.org or call Mercyhealth at Home at (815) 971-3550.