Stella Maris Proudly Recognized as a Level Four We Honor Veterans Hospice Partner

May 15, 2017

“We Honor Veterans” is a program designed to thank veterans and their families for their sacrifice and service to our country. Stella Maris has partnered with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and our local VA offices to begin better understanding the complex end of life care needs of veterans. Through discussion, life review and special “pinning ceremonies,” we work to ensure that the contributions and extra needs of this special group are recognized and respected.

Stella Maris has completed the highest level of the We Honor Veterans partnership and made great strides in our ability to better serve veterans and their families. Our commitment to completing all four levels is steadfast: It will allow us to show our patients that we are committed to providing the finest in end of life care for veterans.

A touching part of the program is the pinning ceremony. It allows us to say “thank you” to our patients for their service to our nation. In coordination with the patient’s family, the Stella Maris staff and volunteers come together to present the veteran with a special pin as a token of our thanks and gratitude. Our hope is that every time patients see their pin, they know that their military service is deeply appreciated.