Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Level Four Partner

"We Honor Veterans" committee members from left to right: Anthony Grigal, Lisa Burse, Jackie Gieske and John Drinkard. Missing from photo: Steven Downing.

“We Honor Veterans” committee members from left to right: Anthony Grigal, Lisa Burse, Jackie Gieske and John Drinkard. Missing from photo: Steven Downing.

(NEWTON)— Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present unique healthcare challenges, and unfortunately, many of them may not know about, or have access to, specialized care. To help provide Veteran-centric care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has been participating in We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has recently become a Level Four We Honor Veterans Partner, the highest recognition of this exciting program! As a Level Four Partner, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has:

  • Increased its professional and organizational capacity to provide quality services for Veterans and their families;
  • Developed and strengthened partnerships with hospices, VA, Veteran organizations and other healthcare organizations;
  • Promoted hospice and palliative care for Veterans; and
  • Demonstrated the impact of its Veteran-centric organizational programs.



“By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, We Honor Veteran Level Four Partners are better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending,” says NHPCO  President and Chief Executive Office, J. Donald Schumacher. “In cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, these partners are now capable of providing tools to help support those they are caring for.”

Though Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has reached the highest achievement in We Honor Veterans, their ongoing commitment and dedication to Veterans ensures that they will continue to provide the best quality of care to those who have served our country.

The resources of We Honor Veterans focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans. To learn more about We Honor Veterans or to support this important work via a secure, online donation, please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.

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  1. Quinlan’s case continues to raise important questions in moral theology , bioethics , euthanasia , legal guardianship and civil rights . Her case has affected the practice of medicine and law around the world. A significant outcome of her case was the development of formal ethics committees in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices.

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