Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia is Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Level Four Community Partner

July 12, 2016

Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present unique healthcare 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, Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia has been participating in We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia has recently become a Level Four We Honor Veterans Community Partner, the highest recognition of this exciting program! As a Level Four Community Partner, Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia 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 healthcare organizations;

• Promoted hospice and palliative care for Veterans; and

• 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 Community 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 Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia has reached the highest achievement in We Honor Veterans, their ongoing commitment and dedication to Veterans ensures that they 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.