February 4, 2016

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Level Four Partner

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February 4, 2016

(GREENSBORO, NC)—Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present unique health care challenges, and unfortunately, many of them may not know about, or have access to, specialized care. To help provide Veteran-centric care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) has been participating in We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

HPCG has recently become a Level Four We Honor Veterans Partner, the highest recognition of this exciting program! As a Level Four Partner, HPCG has:

  • Increased its professional and organizational capacity to provide quality services for Veterans and their families.
  • Developed and strengthened partnerships with hospices, VA, Veteran organizations and other health care organizations.
  • Promoted hospice and palliative care for Veterans.
  • Demonstrated the impact of its Veteran-centric organizational programs.

“By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, We Honor Veteran Level Four Partners are better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending,” says NHPCO President and Chief Executive Office, J. Donald Schumacher. “In cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s  military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, these partners are now capable of providing tools to help support those they are caring for.”

Though HPCG has reached the highest achievement in We Honor Veterans, its ongoing commitment and dedication to Veterans ensures that it will continue to provide the best quality of care to those who have served our country. The resources of We Honor Veterans focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans. To learn more about We Honor Veterans or to support this important work via a secure, online donation, please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas since 1980, is situated on a 14.75 acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or visit www.hospicegso.org.