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Sharp Health News

Treating veterans like family (video)

July 8, 2016

Six months ago, Sharp HospiceCare volunteer Edward Cell paid a visit to Eugene Whitney for the first time at his retirement home in Chula Vista. In the short span that they have known one another, bonding over books and shared philosophies, Eugene, a Navy veteran who served in World War II, has come to see Edward as family.

Along with weekly visits from Edward, Sharp HospiceCare recently held a pinning ceremony for Eugene as part of the We Honor Veterans program, a partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The program is focused on providing hospice care staff and volunteers with training, education and resources for improving care for military veteran patients, as well as recognizing the important contributions they have made through their military service. The pinning ceremonies are led by Sharp HospiceCare volunteers who serve or have served in the armed forces.

“Our volunteers are an essential part of what we do at Sharp HospiceCare,” says Denise Kelly, Sharp HospiceCare program coordinator. “Whether honoring them through special ceremonies or simply popping by for a chat or to help with errands, they provide our patients with a companionship that, as Eugene puts it, is just like family.”

We are sad to report that Mr. Whitney passed away in November 2016.

For the media: To talk with a Sharp expert about hospice care, contact Erica Carlson, senior public relations specialist, at erica.carlson@sharp.com or 858-499-3052.

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