The Elizabeth Hospice, an Escondido, California-based company that makes it part of their business strategy to hire veterans, received the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Outstanding Midsize Employer of the Year award on July 30 during the 96th DAV National Convention in New Orleans.
“I am grateful they are making a singular effort to hire veterans who are able to provide comfort and care for fellow veterans entering the final stages of life.”
The Elizabeth Hospice empowers hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying veterans. They strive to bring comfort to patients with a history of military service by matching hospice patients with fellow veteran staff or volunteers.
The organization currently has 15 veterans on staff and is actively recruiting more through DAV Veterans Career Fairs. Eight percent of the company’s volunteers are also veterans.
“On behalf of the board of directors, leadership, staff and volunteers of The Elizabeth Hospice, it is a privilege to spend time with veterans and their families and thank them for their service to our country. The Elizabeth Hospice is proud to recognize those who have done our country a great honor, by allowing our organization to honor them with great care,” said Jan Jones, CEO and president of The Elizabeth Hospice.
“The Elizabeth Hospice combines compassion and caring to veterans who are preparing to pass on, while actively hiring veterans to care for our unique population,” said DAV National Commander Dave Riley. “I am grateful they are making a singular effort to hire veterans who are able to provide comfort and care for fellow veterans entering the final stages of life.”
“This organization recruits and hires veterans as well as seeks out veteran volunteers,” said DAV National Employment Director Jeff Hall. “This profession is truly a sacred duty, and I’m grateful for their kindness and empathy for the men and women who served.”
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their spouses; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with nearly 1.3 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1932.
About The Elizabeth Hospice:
Founded in 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice is a pioneer in the hospice movement and regarded as the most experienced and largest nonprofit hospice program in the region, with services provided throughout San Diego and South Riverside County (Inland Empire). With compassion and expertise, our extensive array of care services include hospice care, palliative care, and counseling services are available to adults and children living with a serious illness, along with comprehensive support for their loved ones. In addition, our Center for Compassionate Care provides counseling and grief support to all ages experiencing the loss of a loved one, regardless of the type of death or illness experienced.