It is with great honor that we are pleased to announce our transition from a We Honor Veterans Partner Level 2 to a Level 3. It has been a rewarding journey meeting each new commitment and completing the specific activities that increase our ability to serve veterans.
Our first step back in 2011 was to complete the Recruit Process of getting oriented to the program and committing time and staff to the We Honor Veterans Program. The second step that took us to Level 1 partner allowing us to provide Veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers, and identify patients with military experience. The third step that took us to Level 2 was to build organizational capacity to provide quality care for Veterans. This most recent step to Level 3 allowed us to develop and strengthen relationships with VA medical centers and other Veteran organizations. We are actively striving now for our Level 4 partnership that will increase access and improve quality of care for all Veterans in our community.
As a We Honor Veterans hospice provider, Hospice of Northwest Michigan is providing specialized care to Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs created We Honor Veterans to empower hospice and other healthcare providers across America to meet the unique needs of seriously ill Veterans and their families.
By recognizing the unique needs of veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, we are able to accompany and guide these men and women toward a more peaceful ending. For veterans who experienced combat service or other trauma, this can be particularly important as experiences from the past may resurface at the end of life. Hospice of Northwest Michigan is actively delivering local community based Veteran-centric care to those who served our country.
Hospice of Northwest Michigan is a 501(c)3 non-profit, community based hospice, serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. Call (800) 551-4140 toll-free for more information on hospice services, or to learn more about how you can help us support our local veterans.