Pathways Carries Unique Veterans Designation
Pathways Hospice attained a milestone by reaching Level IV status within the national “We Honor Veterans” Program. Designation as a Level IV provider signifies that Pathways Hospice has successfully met the requirements of four participation levels, demonstrating its commitment and service to ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care.
The We Honor Veterans program was launched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to help improve the care veterans receive from hospice and palliative care providers.
“Being a partner in this program has been an incredibly positive experience for our staff, veterans and their families,” said President of Pathways Hospice, Nate Lamkin. “It has helped us better understand and address hospice and palliative needs to the men and women who served our country.”
As a partner in the program, Pathways Hospice worked to demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for veterans. Each level requires a specific goal to be met. To reach Level IV status, Pathways was tasked with providing education on caring for veterans to the community, partnering with a Veterans Service Organization and conducting an evaluation of veteran-specific policies and procedures within its organization.
The Pathways Hospice Grief & Loss Center features a plaza garden area with flowers and flagpole to give veterans, many of which deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, a special place to rest and meet with loved ones.
To learn more about the We Honor Veterans program and the participation levels Pathways Hospice has taken to receive this acknowledgement, visit www.wehonorveterans.org.