MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center announced the launch of its Military and Veterans Health (MILVET) Program to provide high quality, compassionate, and culturally competent care to military service members, veterans, and their families.
Through this program, MercyOne’s health care providers and colleagues are trained to better respond to health concerns and challenges that are unique to the military community. The program’s ongoing training includes education about U.S. military service cultures, as well as common diseases, injuries and exposures experienced by active duty and deployed service members and veterans. The hospital’s patient admission process has been updated so that military members are identified upon arrival and care is provided with a more in-depth understanding of their needs.
The MILVET program helps colleagues better understand the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of operational deployments on service members and their families. With this enhanced awareness of patients’ military experience, MercyOne positions itself to provide a more comprehensive health care experience for its military community.
The MILVET program is also in place at MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center. For more information, please visit mercyone.org/dubuque/milvet.