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News Release: Caring Circle Recognized for Veterans Program

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June 25, 2019

(ST. JOSEPH) – Caring Circle recently achieved Level 4 Partner status though We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Level 4 distinction is awarded to hospice providers throughout the country who have proven their ability to provide consistent, quality care for the unique needs of veterans receiving hospice services.

“At Caring Circle, we are committed to recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families as they approach the end of life,” said Stephanie Kostizen, We Honor Veterans Program Coordinator. “Through ongoing staff education, ceremonies thanking veterans for their service, collaboration with the local veteran’s affairs facilities, and ongoing evaluation to reduce barriers, Caring Circle has exceeded the requirements of a Level 4 Partner. As we move forward, we will remain committed to keeping veteran-centric care a priority for our organization.”

For more information about how you can help meet and advocate for the unique needs of veteran patients and pay tribute to those who have served, call (269) 429-7100

About Caring Circle
Caring Circle represents a range of programs offered for quality of life care including Transitions, HouseCalls, palliative care, Hospice at Home, the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center, bereavement care, and Lory’s Place. These programs provide services to people adjusting to living with a serious illness, as well as to people facing death, anticipating the death of a loved one, or healing their grief after the death of a loved one. To learn more about Caring Circle, call (269) 429-7100 or (800) 717-3811 or visit