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New program launched to support veterans in hospice

Henry B. Melrose Veterans Honor Program will provide home care, education and more

As veterans near the ends of their lives, they can have a unique set of memories and health needs. HealthPartners and Park Nicollet have started the Henry B. Melrose Veterans Honor Program to support them.

The program will provide home care, mental health, education and other services to veterans in our community. No other hospice program in the Twin Cities has professionals who are trained for veteran-specific post-traumatic stress disorder. And no other hospice program organizes a gratitude ceremony for each and every veteran it serves.

Henry B. Melrose served in the Marines for 38 years. He lived by the values of responsibility, courage, hard work and service to others. He also believed in showing gratitude to our veterans.

Henry’s son, Ken Melrose, gave a $1 million gift to create the program. More than 600 veterans will receive care through the program each year.

Thank you to the Melrose family. And all those who proudly serve our country.

Henry B. Melrose, 1895-1977 Henry B. Melrose, 1895-1977

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