Recognizing and honoring our veterans is an instrumental part of our care for our hospice patients. However, our teams ensure to thank not only our veteran patients, but also veteran employees, family members of patients, volunteers, referral sources and community members.
Mike Reed, vice president of assisted living and home health and hospice for ProMedica Senior Care and Army veteran, visited Heartland Hospice serving South Florida on Veteran’s Day. When the team learned that Mike was visiting, they quickly personalized a certificate and coordinated a small pinning ceremony to surprise him once he arrived.
Bruce Quigley, volunteer coordinator and a veteran himself, has been an employee for many years and has been involved in planning numerous pinning ceremonies for the South Florida community. He was honored to be able to recognize and pin the vice president of the company. He thanked Mike for his service and told him that he is an Army veteran, too.
During the ceremony, Mike spoke to his experience in the military and how it taught him so much about life. Mike also revealed that he has never been pinned or formally recognized for his service. He is proud to be a veteran and thankful to the hospice team for honoring him on such an important day.