Defense and Military

Four Seasons Recognized for Quality Care Provided to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans


We Honor Veterans

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, an award winning hospice and palliative care industry leader, has been recognized as a Level 2 “We Honor Veterans” partner for its organizational capacity to provide quality care for U.S. military veterans.

Four Seasons serves increasing numbers of veterans in western North Carolina annually during serious, life limiting illness or at end of life. Approximately 770,000 North Carolinians are veterans, a number which includes more than 53 percent of men aged 55 or older.

“Veterans facing a life limiting illness often have specific needs related to their military service,” says Chris Comeaux, Four Seasons’ chief executive officer.

“Particular care is needed to accompany and guide veterans and families who wish to reconcile the traumas of service or combat experience prior to end of life,” he says. “We help them find meaning, acknowledge their service with gratitude, and treat their needs with the dignity they deserve.”

Last year, more than 18,300 veterans were admitted to health care facilities in the state last year, including 5,355 persons receiving care from Asheville providers. Today, veterans comprise 25 percent of individuals who die in the U.S. each year, according to NHPCO.

“Four Seasons has previously established its ability to offer quality care which meets the specific needs of veterans,” says Jan Buchanan, a clinical specialist in spiritual care.

“Now, we further commit to develop and strengthen our relationships with Veterans’ medical centers and organizations in order to increase access to hospice and measurably improve quality of care for all veterans in western North Carolina.”

The “We Honor Veterans” campaign was developed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in cooperation with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, or NHPCO. Participating care providers advance systematically by levels of commitment to Veteran-specific care and services.

About Four Seasons Compassion For Life:

Four Seasons Compassion for Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a dedicated team of health care professionals, social workers, spiritual care professionals and volunteers deeply committed to its mission of “Co-Creating the Care Experience.” Nationally known for its leadership in innovative, quality hospice and palliative care services, and serving western North Carolina, Four Seasons is a Level 2 “We Honor Veterans” partner and former Circle of Life award recipient from the American Medical Association.

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American Land Forces Institute Announces Launch – Nonprofit Will Focus on America’s Ground Forces


SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colonel Jack H. Pryor (U.S. Army, Retired) today announced the formation and launch of a new nonprofit organization, the American Land Forces Institute (ALFI). Based in San Antonio, Texas, ALFI will focus on policy, advocacy, education and services in support of land forces and small combat units across all branches of the U.S. military, the National Guard, and domestic law enforcement.

Colonel Pryor will head ALFI as its CEO. Also joining the ALFI team will be Major General Robert H. Scales (U.S. Army, Retired) who is serving as the Chair of ALFI’s Board of Directors.

“America’s Soldiers, Marines and Special Operations forces have carried the greatest burden in all of our contemporary wars. Since World War II, land forces have comprised only five percent of the entire Armed Forces, but have suffered more than eighty percent of military fatalities. Yet in spite of this horrific down payment in blood, this nation still fails to provide our ground forces with the support these brave men and women require to enable them to win our wars at the lowest possible cost in human life and human suffering. ALFI is dedicated to the proposition that America’s historic neglect of our land forces must not be allowed to persist,” Pryor said.

“As all who have gone before them, our service members are willing to give their today’s for our children’s tomorrows. We as Americans owe them the best of everything. ALFI is dedicated to advocating on behalf of these service men and women for the best possible training, preparation, equipment, supplies, support, and medical care during their tours of duty, and for the best possible support in their re-integration into civilian life. ALFI’s mission is to be the voice of America’s ground forces and veterans.”

ALFI will be an agent of change at all levels of America’s defense community. ALFI’s goal is to ensure that every member of America’s land forces – starting from their recruitment and continuing through to their transition to civilian life and beyond – will have the best that this country can provide them. ALFI’s programs and activities include a comprehensive advocacy effort that will affect military and national security policy at the highest levels of government; educating military and defense stakeholders as well as the general public; and facilitating the provision of the highest quality services for both land forces and veterans.

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American Land Forces Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Address: American Land Forces Institute (ALFI), 170 PR 1731, Mico, TX 78056.

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