Regency Hospice honors Destin vet

Special to The Log
Veteran Hugh Dorman (seated) was presented with a pin, flag and certificate in a special ceremony thanking him for his service. Pictured: Mrs. Hugh Dorman, Helen Rigdon from Congressman Jeff Miller’s office, and Regency Hospice chaplain and Navy reserve officer Lewis Dolan.

Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida, DeFuniak Springs Office, honor America’s veterans with a special program called “Hospice for Heroes.”

In early November, Regency honored Hugh Dorman, of Destin, a 27-year career veteran who served in three branches of America’s armed forces: Navy, Army and Air Force. Dorman was presented with an American flag in a shadow box, a special “Hospice for Heroes” medal, a certificate of appreciation, and a hand-written thank you note.

“It is estimated that our World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans are dying at the rate of 100,000 per month,” says Lewis Dolan, a chaplain for Regency Hospice and a Navy veteran. “Our mission is to show each veteran on our service, the special compassion and gratitude they have earned for their service to our country.”

The Regency Hospice for Heroes program is designed to identify, assess and respond to the unique needs of veterans and their families. The Regency Hospice delivery of care includes a strong network of partners, community and veteran resources and relationships. Regency Hospice experts are trained to reduce anxiety, assist the patient and family with Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and other insurances and benefits in order to provide a care plan which is veteran and family-focused, addressing the needs of mind, body and soul.

“By gaining knowledge and expert support, our veterans are better able to live their lives to the fullest,” says Dolan.

Visit www.RegencyHospice.com for more information.