Lakewood Health System is a proud partner of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We Honor Veterans provides educational tools and resources in advancing its goals of promoting veteran-focused educational activities; increasing organizational capacity to serve veterans; supporting the development of strategic partnerships; and increasing access and improving quality.
Thanks in large part to the great work being done by veteran, and Lakewood volunteer, Charlie Poulton, along with Lakewood’s Hospice team, we have achieved the Level Four Partnership, which is the highest level an organization can attain. Partner organizations assess their ability to serve veterans and, using resources provided as part of the WHV program, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to veterans into their organization.
With a shared goal of caring for, and honoring, those who have served when they reach their end of life, We Honor Veterans and Lakewood Health System are working to educate, engage, and expand awareness to veterans and their families.