The We Honor Veterans program improves the care Veterans receive from hospice and palliative care providers
BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Steve Griffin, PMP, has been named interim coordinator of the St. Francis Reflections We Honor Veterans Level 5 program.
As a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a veteran of the United States Army, Griffin is proud to serve other veterans. He is a volunteer at the hospice, a board member of the St. Francis Reflections Foundation, and a board member of St. Francis Reflections.
A spokesperson for St. Francis Reflections said Griffin is the ideal person to oversee the We Honor Veterans program, a campaign to help improve the care veterans receive from hospice and hospice care providers.
The program is a collaboration between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“There is no greater act of devotion and sacrifice than raising your hand and taking an oath to give your life for your country. Veterans of the United States armed forces have made this commitment, often at the risk of their lives , to keep us safe and protect our freedoms. For that, they deserve our eternal gratitude and respect,” Griffin said.
“Through We Honor Veterans, we demonstrate our deep appreciation for their service and sacrifice. I am immensely proud to be part of it. »
At St. Francis Reflections, more than 25% of patients have served in the military, and We Honor Veterans enables the St. Francis team to help and recognize these American heroes.
“We are grateful for Steve’s experience and expertise in the military and to honor veterans for our service,” said Hospice of St. Francis President and CEO Joe Killian. .
“In his role, Steve will ensure that we are fully aligned with the values and mission of the national We Honor Veterans program. Our staff and volunteers take tremendous pride in providing appreciation and recognition to our veteran patients through our participation in the We Honor Veterans program. As we honor our veteran patients in this way, we learn much about the strength of the human spirit and witness the sharing of memories recounting shining examples of heroic patriotism.
After serving his time in the United States Army, Griffin spent 37 years serving the Space Coast in several different capacities, including engineer and senior-level operations at the Army Station of the United States. Cape Canaveral Air, Astrotech Space Operations, Department of Homeland Security at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Space Coast Launch Services on contract to support USAF 45th Space Wing Launch Operations, Computer Sciences Raytheon on USAF 45th Space Wing Eastern Range Technical Services Contract, Vencore on NASA KSC Engineering Services Contract.
Finally, as President and Program Manager of the Spaceport Services Contract for NASA Base Operations. Griffin’s heart is for the people and veterans of the Space Coast.
As the Coordinator of We Honor Veterans, Griffin will be able to oversee and focus on the unique needs of our nation’s veterans who face life-threatening illness, hospice and palliative care providers will be able to accompany and guide the American veterans and their families to a more peaceful end.
And in cases where there might be specific needs related to military service, combat experience, or other traumatic events, the partnership provides the Hospice of St. Francis with tools to help support those whose they care.
We Honor Veterans resources focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful recognition, combined with veteran-centered training of staff who care for veterans.
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