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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Houston VA Medical Center and American Legion Auxiliary Bring Comfort to Terminally Ill Veterans

February 7, 2003

WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Palliative Care Room
WHEN: Monday, February 10, 2003 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Houston VA Medical Center
Nursing Unit 2D, Room 2C-216
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030
BACKGROUND:   

The Houston VA Medical Center (HVAMC) will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a special Palliative Care Room on Monday, February 10, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. The American Legion Auxiliary generously provided the funding to decorate and furnish this room.

Palliative care is provided by the HVAMC under certain circumstances to veterans who are terminally ill. This new Palliative Care room is decorated to give comfort to the patient and his/her family. It has a homelike-setting with beautiful paintings, a refrigerator, a bookcase with reading materials, games, normal living room furniture, and a CD player among other items.

The American Legion Auxiliary is a million member patriotic women's service organization founded in 1919 to support the work of the American Legion. In addition to this donation, the American Legion Auxiliary supports many activities of the HVAMC Volunteer Service. Throughout the year, this organization demonstrates true appreciation of what our nation's veterans have done for our country.

 

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