WACO, TX — For the September 30 edition of Central Texas Living Ann Harder spoke with Philip Patterson, president at Ascension Providence.
Ascension Providence is set to launch the "Honor the Red, White, & Blue" Veteran's Recognition Program in November. The program will be completely voluntary and free of charge for veterans as a way to say, "Thank you for your Service to our Great Nation!" The program recognizes military and veteran patients and associates for their patriotic commitment, dedication and service to the U.S.
For patients who wish to be identified as military or veterans, the program includes:
- A magnetic American flag attached to the door frame outside the patient's room.
- Flag sticker placed on each Veteran's medical chart.
- Flag-motif wrist band placed on the Veteran.
- Additionally, if a Veteran patient should pass at Ascension Providence, a special tribute will be initiated- The Final Salute. The Final Salute will start with associates who are Veterans serving as a voluntary "Honor Guard" and may participate in draping the Veteran's body with the Stars & Stripes cover. The "Honor Walk" will then commence.
The program will also include the Veteran's Memorial & Healing Garden on the grounds of the hospital. The garden will be accessible to everyone in the community.There is an event planned to launch the "Honor the Red, White & Blue" Veteran's Recognition Program. It is happening at Ascension Providence on November 11.
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