Mountain Hospice conducts a veteran pinning with a patient who served in both the Coast Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps.
Roger Silman and his wife, Kathy, were grateful for the recognition he received. Included in the ceremony were Don Trimble, director of operations; Jessica McHenry, director of Clinical Services; and registered nurse Kathy Kocher.
Mountain Hospice is part of a national program known as We Honor Veterans. This program of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs is designed to empower hospice professionals and volunteers to meet the unique needs of veterans.
Mountain Hospice honored Roger Silman, third from left, during a ceremony recently. Also at the ceremony were Don Trimble, director of operations; Kathy Kocher, registered nurse; Silman and wife, Kathy; and Jessica McHenry, director of Clinical Services.
The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment - to comfort patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma.
Mountain Hospice has special training for Vet-to-Vet volunteers, training veterans to visit veterans in hospice. For more information, call Julie Miller, volunteer coordinator, at 304-823-3922.