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Serving Those Who Served: Providing Serious Illness Care to Veterans

Windber Hospice delivers Veteran-centric care to the Community as a We Honor Veterans partner

As the nation honors American heroes for their military service on Veterans Day, November 11, Windber Hospice at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber extends recognition and Veteran-centric care to military Veterans and their families when facing a life-limiting illness throughout the year.

As a We Honor Veterans partner, Windber Hospice is dedicated to providing specialized care to Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness and their families throughout the year. This includes veteran recognition and assistance navigating veteran benefits.

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Windber Hospice staff will deliver flowers, certificates of appreciation, flags, and flag pins to its veteran patients.

Windber Hospice Director Ginger Taylor, RN said, “Our involvement with the We Honor Veterans program continues to grow despite the setbacks and limitations from COVID-19. In the future we look to host pinning and recognition ceremonies for our veterans when we are able to gather together again.”

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, created the We Honor Veterans program to empower hospice and other healthcare providers across America to meet the unique needs of seriously ill Veterans and their families. Learn more about the We Honor Veterans program at www.WeHonorVeterans.org and about Windber Hospice at www.windbercare.org/hospice.

About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit www.windbercare.org.