Genesis Hospice Care Recognizes World War II Veteran | Genesis HealthCare System - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Published on July 09, 2019

Genesis Hospice Care Recognizes World War II Veteran

hospice nurse and family gather around eldery war veteran

We Honor Veterans pinning and certificate presented

Zanesville, Ohio (July 3, 2019) – Ben Workman, 96, of Zanesville, was recently honored during a pinning ceremony as part of the “We Honor Veterans” program by Genesis Hospice Care. During World War II, Ben was a 20-year-old radio operator with the 7th Bomb Squadron in the U.S. Army Air Forces stationed in southern England. He and his crewmates flew 28 missions over Nazi territory. “Recognizing our veterans is important,” said Pam Workman, Ben’s daughter-in-law. “It’s wonderful that veterans are honored for what they did, and we appreciate that very much.”

Heidi Williams, R.N., marketing and volunteer consultant, Genesis Hospice Care, presented a pin and certificate to Ben. “The pinning ceremonies are a meaningful way to honor veterans for putting their lives on hold to serve others,” Williams said. Genesis Hospice Care is a level 4, the highest level of the program. The “We Honor Veterans” program addresses the unique needs of those who have served in the military by providing high-quality care to veterans, honoring and recognizing veterans for their service, providing education to Genesis staff and volunteers about the needs of veterans, and other services.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated health care delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; signature services include Heart, Lung & Vascular; Women’s and Children's; Emergency & Trauma; Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children's Center and more.

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