CHECKERED FLAG FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH NORTHEAST FOUNDATION, ATRIUM HEALTH TO LAUNCH VETERANS RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 6, 2020) — NorthEast Foundation is pleased to announce a grant it received from NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation that will fund an inaugural Veterans Recognition Program at Atrium Health Cabarrus. The program, set to launch in early February, was a need identified by caring, committed and dedicated nurses advocating for veteran patients. Like the Checkered Flag Foundation, Atrium Health Cabarrus wants to honor and assist those who have sacrificed greatly for our country through the establishment of the Veterans Recognition Program.
“As a veteran Army nurse, it is an honor to be a part of this program,” said Kate Grew, Vice President of Nursing at Atrium Health Cabarrus. “A heartfelt thank you to the Checkered Flag Foundation, Brad and Paige for their support.”
The Atrium Health Cabarrus Veterans Recognition Program will ensure every identified veteran patient experiences a special welcome upon hospital admission as well as recognition and appreciation for their sacrificial service during their hospital stay. Veterans will be provided with a special “Welcome Kit” along with an American flag being placed outside their door and on their bed during their stay.