Virginia Mason Memorial is giving special care to veterans who are at the end of their lives with two programs designed to honor those in Compass Care. Matthew McCay, Virginia Mason Memorial chaplain and veterans advocate, says the hospital is one of only four hospice programs in the state to be a top level four We Honor Veterans program community partner. McCay, a U.S. Army officer and combat veteran, says those who work in the We Honor Veterans program are specially trained in care and in helping veterans gain valuable end-of-life benefits. The other program is called Vet to Vet. If you are a veteran, you can help others by getting involved in the Vet to Vet program … veterans helping other veterans go through the end of life by understanding what they’ve been through.
If you are a veteran and want to help, call (509) 575-8035.