We Honor Veterans Achieves Partner Level Three

July 15, 2014

(GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) announced today that it had achieved Partner Level Three status for its We Honor Veterans program.

“As a Level Three Partner, HPCG is among only 260 hospices nationwide which have achieved this honor,” said Pat Soenksen, president and CEO.

Today, one in four dying Americans is a veteran. These men and women often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges. In 2011, HPCG joined the Hospice-Veteran Partnership, which focuses on collaborating with community organizations that serve veterans. This partnership allows HPCG to strengthen awareness about its programs and educate caregivers about end-of-life care services for veterans.

The We Honor Veterans program provides tiered recognition to organizations that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for veterans. As a partner, HPCG assesses its ability to serve veterans and integrates best practices. It provides veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers, while identifying patients with military experience. HPCG has also been successful in building organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans.

In 2013, HPCG launched the Vet-to-Vet program, which pairs veteran volunteers with hospice patients who have also been identified as veterans. These veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with veteran patients and their families.

“Volunteers are essential to the delivery of quality hospice care. The camaraderie created between volunteers in our new Vet-to-Vet program has proven to be mutually supportive and much appreciated,” said Soenksen.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas for more than 33 years, is situated on a 14.75 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.

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