Yakima's Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital is giving special care to veterans who are at the end of their lives with two programs designed honor those who are in the hospital's Compass Care.  Matthew McCay, Virginia Mason Memorial chaplain and Veterans Advocate says the hospital is only one of 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 also in helping veterans gain valuable end of life benefits.

There's also another program at the hospital that's helping veterans.
McCay says if you are a veteran you can help others by getting involved in the Vet to Vet program...vets helping other veterans go through the end of life by understanding what they've been through. if you're a veteran who can help contact the hospital at 564-6752.

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