April 14, 2014
Rapides Regional Medical Center has decided that waiting until November 11 each year to honor Veterans is not good enough.
Earlier this year, RRMC implemented the Salute Our Veterans program. The program honors all Veterans and active duty military personnel who are patients in the hospital.
“Veterans and active duty military deserve our recognition,” said Jason Cobb, RRMC CEO and President. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all that they have done and continue to do for our country and preserving our freedoms.”
When a Veteran is admitted to the hospital, a special “SALUTE” sign is placed on their room door. This alerts all care-givers to the patient’s status as a Veteran or active-duty military.
In addition, someone from RRMC’s administrative team will write them a card thanking them for their service to our country and for choosing RRMC for their medical care.
Finally, a donation in their honor will be made to a local Veterans/military support fund.