Bill with Larry Kloster (Courtesy Photo)

CASPER, Wyo. — Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions has been recently honored as a Four-Star Program for its We Honor Veterans program, according to a release from the Casper-based institution.

“We Honor Veterans was created by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in partnership with the Veterans Administration and works to improve the quality of care for all veterans and their families,” the release states. In addition to its veterans program, the CWHT also offers a pinning ceremony and honor salute to veterans and their families who are in hospice care.

Click here to see a CWHT veterans pinning ceremony from 2019.

According to the release, the CWHT earned four out of the possible five-star ranking “by completing education and community engagement, and developing VA and other veteran partnerships, among other activities.”

“We’re very honored to recognize our veterans’ service and sacrifices,” Susan Burk, CWHT’s We Honor Veterans team lead, said in the release. “It’s a very important part of our commitment to making sure that veterans get the care and recognition they deserve.” 

“As I reflect back on the past four years and the 300-plus veterans we have honored through the ‘We Honor Veterans’ program that Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions has adopted, it has been one of the most memorable experiences in my life,” CWHT Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Larry Kloster said in the release. Kloster has been part of the program since its inception.

“We have been given the privilege and honor to thank our veteran patients for laying down their lives so that we may have the freedoms we enjoy each and every day! God Bless our Veterans and may God Bless our United States of America!”