McLaren Hospice Recognized for Dedication to Veterans

– McLaren Hospice was recently recognized for its continued efforts to honor and support the veteran community with a three-star designation from the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. The recognition builds on McLaren Hospice’s outstanding reputation assisting veterans through hospice care.

“Michigan’s veterans are heroic individuals who deserve care and compassion when they need it most, and we’re proud to serve those who served us,” said Cynthia Tomlinson, MSN, RN, vice president of hospice at McLaren Health Management Group. “We take pride ensuring high quality care for all our patients, and we recognize and work to exceed the unique needs of our veteran patients.”

We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), collaborates with organizations to focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment of veterans in the post retirement world. The organization helps promote veteran-centric educational activities, increase organizational capacity to serve veterans, support development of strategic partnerships, and increase access and improve quality of life for veterans at the end of their lives.

As a partner of WHV, McLaren demonstrates a systematic commitment to improving care for veterans. Partner organizations like McLaren assess their ability to serve veterans and utilize WHV program resources to integrate end-of-life care best practices for veterans. McLaren’s hospice team was previously recognized by WHV with a two-star recognition for providing veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers, identifying patients with military experience, and building organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans. We Honor Veteran’s three-star distinction recognizes McLaren for building on its continued commitment by developing and strengthening relationships with VA medical centers and other veteran organizations.

“We’re exceptionally proud of the care and support we provide our patients, our veteran patients, and veterans outside our care as well,” said Tomlinson.

McLaren Hospice’s dedication to veterans is built upon its commitment to excellence in clinical quality, which ranks above state and national averages. For those interested in entering a loved one into McLaren Hospice, visit, or call (800) 862-3132.