For Release: October 26, 2012
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.848.6206, email@example.com
In honor of all veterans, Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) will hold a veterans celebration at 10 a.m.Thursday, November 8 on the grounds of the Hospice of VNS Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley.Scheduled activities include:
- Comments by Michael Oddi, MD, Medical Director, Care Management, Akron General Medical Center, Col. (Ret.) U.S. Army
- Honor guard ceremony by American Legion Post 473 (Copley) and VFW Post 7971 (Copley)
- Color guard by Garfield High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
- Refreshments and tours of the Hospice of VNS Care Center
Please RSVP by November 4 to 330-848-6206. The ceremony will be held outdoors in the Veterans’ Remembrance Garden, so please dress appropriately.
About Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS)
The purpose of Hospice of VNS is to alleviate suffering, engender hope, promote living and facilitate grieving among patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses, their families and their communities. Hospice of VNS is an affiliate of Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates (comprised of Advanced Infusion Services, Hospice of VNS, VNS Personal Care Services, VNS Equipment & Supplies and Visiting Nurse Service). VNSA serves Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties and is a member of the Akron General Health System. For more information about VNSA, visit www.vnsa.com.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.