Hutcheson Celebrates Veterans

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hutcheson Medical Center held a ceremony to honor hospitalized veteran patients. Among the veterans recognized were patients who served in World War II and the Korean War.  The ceremony was held in the hospital’s subacute rehabilitation unit. 

Patients and their families reminisced during the ceremony about serving their country, including one patient who shared memories about serving with General Patton. The commitment and sacrifice of their families was recognized and was a key theme during the event.  

“It was a very inspiring ceremony,” said Cindy Hoggard, vice president of Patient Care at Hutcheson.  “There was a great sense of respect and admiration for what the veterans had done.  I’m also proud of the subacute staff for initiating and organizing this event.”

The veterans recognized were patients in the hospital’s subacute Unit which assists patients needing short-term rehabilitation assistance after illness, surgery, or trauma.  “Our objective is to provide the best rehabilitation services possible to allow people to return to their prior level of function,” said Carolyn Wooten, nurse manager of Sub Acute Unit.  “We are honored to take care of these veterans and recognize their contribution to our freedom.”

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