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Honoring Those Who Serve
In November 2020, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, along with the other Covenant Health hospitals, implemented a recognition program to thank patients who are veterans or on active military status.
Of the 17 million veterans in the U.S., only about one-third receive hospital care at Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, while the other two-thirds receive hospital care at civilian hospitals like Fort Sanders Regional.
Covenant Health’s military recognition program helps identify veterans as part of the hospitals’ admission process. It alerts caregivers and case managers about any special healthcare needs a veteran patient may have and provides an opportunity to recognize military service.
At Fort Sanders Regional, we have honored approximately 800 veterans since the program began.
When a patient has been identified as having served, they are presented with a special pin and certificate thanking them for their service and sacrifice. This provides a special moment to honor those patients, and noted military information in a patient’s file will be included if the patient has any future admissions to Covenant Health hospitals.
Covenant Health partners with We Honor Veterans, a national awareness and action campaign created to assist veterans receiving end-of-life hospice care. The health system is a top-tier partner, having received Level V designation for efforts to expand services to better connect with veterans in the community and to provide specialized care for veterans and their families during their end-of-life journeys.