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Hospice of Michigan to Honor Michigan Veterans with Pinning Ceremony

Nov. 18 event is part of We Honor Veterans program

MUSKEGON, Mich., (Nov. 1, 2016)Hospice of Michigan will honor 25 veterans and their spouses during a We Honor Veterans pinning ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Seminole Shores Living Center located at 850 Seminole Road in Norton Shores, Michigan. This free event is open to the public.

VFW and AMVETS veterans representing each of the military branches will be presented with a certificate and an American flag pin honoring and thanking them for their service. Dr. Michael Paletta, Hospice of Michigan Medical Director and retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, will present the veterans with their pins during the ceremony.

Michigan State Representative Holly Hughes is scheduled to attend, and a special letter of recognition from Senator Goeff Hansen will be read during the pinning ceremony.

HOM is a participant of the We Honor Veterans program, a partnership between the Veterans Administration and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The program was developed to enhance care for veterans at end-of-life and includes educational and ceremonial elements.

Participating hospice organizations receive training to recognize and treat the unique needs of military families, provide access to community resources, and facilitate cooperation between VA health agencies and hospice services. As a Level Four We Honor Veterans partner – signifying the organization has met the highest standards set by the VA and NHPCO for this national program – HOM has trained its care teams in 48 counties across Michigan.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in the We Honor Veterans event, please contact Margaret Howard at 616.356.5271 or mhoward@hom.org.

For more information about HOM’s involvement with We Honor Veterans, please visit www.hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state.  The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

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