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On June 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. Carondelet Hospice and Palliative Care will dedicate a hall display to honor Tucson war veterans. Two retired Navy veterans, one is a Carondelet Hospice associate and the other a Carondelet Hospice volunteer, are collaborating to create a display honoring veterans. They will unveil the display on Flag Day at Holy Family Center, 1802 W. St. Mary’s Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745

The Veteran Hall will contain various patriotic and military mementos from every branch of the service. There are also some items donated from members of the community. Honoring veterans is an important priority for Carondelet Hospice and Palliative Care because roughly 25% of the patients they will serve in the next ten years will be veterans. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has started an initiative to help hospice providers understand the unique needs of vets and provide information about accessing available resources for veteran patients and their families called We Honor Veterans.

The media is invited to the Flag Day celebration which will include music, posting of the flag, and refreshments. Interested media should call Susan Howard at 520-235-5775. Carondelet Hospice and Palliative Care Associates and Volunteers are encouraged to attend, along with all associates across the Carondelet Health Network.

June 14, 2012
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Carondelet Holy Family Center
1802 W. St. Mary’s Road, Tucson, AZ 85745


About Carondelet Health Network Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carondelet Health Network is a Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to responding to the health, prevention, education, and wellness needs of Southern Arizonans. Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 132 years ago. Carondelet’s Tucson facilities include St. Mary's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute and Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and in Nogales, Arizona, Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital. Carondelet’s family of services also include nearly two dozen primary and specialty care offices, an ambulatory surgery center, several imaging centers, Hospice and Palliative Care, and a variety of other outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare system. In Fiscal Year 2011, Carondelet provided nearly $52 million in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to healthcare. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at www.carondelet.org.