Honoring America’s Veterans with Hospice Atlanta Center Veterans Day Event

Visiting Nurse Health System Honors Atlanta Area Veterans By
Recording Their Stories with StoryCorps

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Many Americans do not realize that 1 in 4 of all deaths in the U.S. are
Veterans. As the nation honors these American heroes for their military
service on Veterans Day, November 11, it’s important to remember that
they also deserve recognition and compassionate care when dealing with a
serious illness.

As a We Honor Veterans partner, Visiting Nurse Health
System is providing specialized care to Veterans who are facing a
life-limiting illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs,
created We Honor Veterans to empower hospice and other
healthcare providers across America to meet the unique needs of
seriously ill Veterans and their families.

“As our nation’s Veterans age and face life-limiting illnesses, Visiting
Nurse feels it is important to not only offer them the end-of-life care
they so deserve, but also to learn from their stories,” said Nancy
Mauldin, Executive Director of Hospice Services. “Visiting Nurse is
proud to offer the beautiful Hospice Atlanta Center as a setting for
Atlanta area Veterans to tell their stories through StoryCorps, whose
mission is to ‘provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the
opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.’”

As we celebrate our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day – and every day of
the year – we must not forget that it is never too late to give them a
hero’s welcome home.

Learn more at www.vnhs.org/WeHonorVeterans

About Visiting Nurse Health System

Founded in 1948, Visiting Nurse Health System is Georgia’s largest
nonprofit provider of home healthcare and hospice services, and operates
the extraordinary Hospice Atlanta Center in Buckhead. The mission of its
750 employees is to improve the lives of the nearly 30,000 patients and
their families served annually. Thanks to the support of generous
individuals, foundations and corporations, Visiting Nurse is able to
provide compassionate, quality care to all of its patients regardless of
their ability to pay. For more information, please visit www.vnhs.org.

Contacts

Visiting Nurse Health System
David Greenberg, 404-215-6068
david.greenberg@vnhs.org