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Hospice Organizes Flag Donation and Dedication for Veterans

 

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 29th at 3:00 p.m., St. Sophia Health and Rehabilitation Center will be presented with an American flag for its Veteran residents in a color guard ceremony at 936 Charbonier Road, Florissant, Mo. The flag, donated by VFW Post 3206 and the St. Louis Recruiting Company of the United States Army, will replace a flag that had been missing for over one year after being destroyed at a dry cleaning facility.

The flag replacement was facilitated by the We Honor Veterans program staff at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in St. Louis. The program ensures end-of-life care is provided with special sensitivity and skill for Veteran conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that have intensified during treatment for their terminal illness

"We're dedicated to honoring veterans in our community," says Dawn Mullins, RN, MHA, Executive Director of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. "This dedication is our organizational value and part of our national partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Veterans Administration in the We Honor Veterans program."

"It is a privilege to honor our past, present and future Veterans," comments Christine Plattner, LPN, LNHA, Administrator of St. Sophia Rehabilitation Center.

About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Founded in 1997, the heart of the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care vision is the goal to "strive beyond accepted standards" and to develop its hospice programs to meet the unique needs of each individual it serves. Unique community-based programs include: Open access, which allows for patients currently receiving medical treatments to access hospice services; Music Therapy as a core discipline; and Touch for all Seasons, a highly specialized program for patients in advanced stages of dementia. Learn more by calling (888) 461-7733 or visiting www.seasons.org.

For media inquiries only: Trish Orrico, 847-692-1160, torrico@seasons.org.

SOURCE Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

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