News of Note
We Honor Veterans Level Three Achieved
June 24, 2013

In November, the national We Honor Veterans (WHV) Program named Omega House the first health care organization in the Upper Peninsula to reach Level 3 status.

Omega House Vice President and WHV committee chair, Christine Bohnsack, helps lead the organization’s veteran outreach initiatives. “In meetings with VFW groups, church groups and civic organizations, we provide information about the special needs of veterans near the end of life. One out of every two dying males in our country is a veteran. We have served many veterans since we opened and I feel it is important for Omega House to be part of this national program. We take pride in our commitment to serving veterans, and we are deserving of this recognition from WHV.” Read more
We Honor Veterans Level Two Achieved
November 1, 2012
“First in the UP!”
Omega House Awarded Level 2 Status in National “We Honor Veterans” Program

Mike Abbott, President of the board is pleased to announce that Omega House has been awarded Level 2 status in the national We Honor Veterans program. “We are very pleased to be recognized at a national level for our on-going commitment to better understanding and serving dying veterans in our community. Omega House is one of the first 100 organizations in the entire United States to achieve Level 2 status, the fifth in Michigan and the very first in the Upper Peninsula. I am proud of the work Omega House has done to serve our Veterans.”
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We Honor Veterains Community Outreach Program
April 25, 2012
As part of the national We Honor Veterans initiative, Omega House is pleased to announce a community program featuring doctors Jerry and Michael Luoma on Wednesday April 25th at 2 pm at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

As physicians and veterans of wartime they have unique perspectives and experiences to share about their service to their country and service to their patients, many of whom are veterans themselves.   Read more
We Honor Veterans Level One Acheived
November 1, 2011
It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflects the important contributions made by these men and women, Omega House has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The We Honor Veterans campaign provides tiered recognition to hospice organizations that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. “Partners” can assess their ability to serve Veterans and, using resources provided as part of the campaign, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans into their organization. The program has 4 Partner Levels that must be achieved, with each Level providing specific activities to progressively increase the organization’s ability to serve Veterans. In June 2011, Omega House achieved its Level One Partnership.Read more

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