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Molokai Hospice Partners with Veterans Group

Hospice Hawaii-Molokai News Release

Hospice Hawaii-Molokai has been designated a Level 1 partner of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  The NHPCO joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs to create the program, which is designed to explore the unique needs of veterans and help facilities care for them.

“We are tremendously proud of the Level 1 partnership achievement by our Molokai office,” said Ken Zeri, Hospice Hawaii President.  “Here in Hawaii we have so many veterans, and they deserve the best possible end-of-life care considering their sacrifices for the nation.  This partnership will allow our Molokai veterans to receive that extra attention.”

By achieving Level 1 partnership, Hospice Hawaii-Molokai has identified which of its patients are veterans, and provided educational materials on veterans to its staff and volunteers.  There are four levels of partnership, with the final level devoted to plans to increase access to hospice care for veterans, and improving the overall quality of service to them.

Hospice Hawaii has been serving the community since 1979, specializing in providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the comfort of their own homes.  Hospice Hawaii-Molokai began in 1999 as a branch program of Hospice Hawaii when community members who were caring for the homebound and elderly as Compassionate Care `Ohana partnered with Hospice Hawaii.

Last August, Hospice Hawaii-Molokai moved to a new location in Kaunakakai in order to better serve residents.  For more information on Hospice Hawaii-Molokai’s services, call 533-4310.



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