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Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Recognized
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07/07/2014
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Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Recognized for Special Care Providing Additional Resources for Veterans

COLUMBUS - Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care has been recognized as a level four partner with the Hospice Veterans Partnership through the We Honor Veterans Program. This designation is the highest level of recognition from the program and signifies that Mount Carmel has integrated veterans-centric practices into all aspects of its end-of-life care.

"Currently, Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care is the first and only hospice in Central Ohio with this level of achievement," said Lori Yosick, Executive Director of Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care. "We've worked hard to create programs that will serve the special needs of our veteran population."

There are many requirements hospice and palliative care programs must meet in order to achieve a level four designation through the We Honor Veterans Program. Some of these requirements include integrating veteran-specific content into staff and volunteer orientation, as well as speaking to the community about health issues veterans face at the end-of-life. Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care colleagues also work with outside agencies to make sure veterans are receiving the benefits they have earned.

"This achievement was an interdisciplinary effort across our system," said Yosick. "We believe these efforts are enabling us to better meet the special needs veterans have as they come to the end of their lives."

Mount Carmel has also created the Forever Free Veterans Volunteers program, where veterans volunteer to work with patients who are veterans. The volunteers go through special training that teaches them how to communicate and provide additional support to veterans in hospice.

For more information on Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care, visit http://www.mountcarmelhealth.com/hospice.

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