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Welcome to The Hospice of East Texas

Along with offering extraordinary care, compassion and commitment to our community, we are blessed with the opportunity to serve extraordinary people.... 

Hospice of East Texas is honored to be the only hospice in our region certified as a National Hospice-Veteran Partnership Program, and we take the trust afforded us by our veterans seriously.

We wish to pay tribute and salute Mr. Robert L. Hyde, a member of the USS Enterprise (CV-6) Association from July 1944 - June 1946. This ship was the only carrier to fight throughout the entire WWII; she engaged in every major action, save one, and earned a total of 20 out of a possible 22 combat stars. From October to December 1943, she was the only carrier operating in the Pacific against the Japanese and was the primary Japanese target. Awarded the Navy Unit Citation for action against the enemy in the Pacific and was the “Most Decorated Ship” in the US Navy.

Robert Hyde was a member of the Ship’s Company ranked Storekeeper Third Class. Mr. Hyde says he feels honored to have been able to serve his country, and without hesitation states “I would do it all again if they asked me to.” He recites memories and stories from his time on the ship and especially recounts his time during “The Greatest Sea Battle in Naval History” in October of 1944.

Joining us in this presentation were members of the Access and Marketing Team as well as some of Mr. Hyde’s care team (Denise Johnson, LBSW and Stacy Sanders, Director of Chaplain and Bereavement services). Special guest JB Smith, HOET Volunteer, also present to assist in flag and pin presentation as a United States Navy Veteran. JB Smith served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bennington, sister ship to the USS Enterprise.

Robert Hyde recently celebrated his 97th birthday, he resides here in Tyler surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Hyde, it is with grateful hearts that we acknowledge your military service to The United States of America. We recognize the sacrifices you made and the hardships you endured to protect our freedom. The Hospice of East Texas extends to you our deepest gratitude and respect.

Our Home Care veterans also receive certificates of recognition, their branch flag, and label pin for their faithful service to our country and as always, our chaplains are continuously available to stand beside every veteran and family. Veterans took an oath to serve our country and our oath is to allow every person to pass with honor, grace, and dignity. This is us.

Hospice of East Texas is accredited under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.  Hospice of East Texas has been accredited by CHAP since 2004.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that The Hospice of East Texas meets the industry's highest nationally recognized standards.  Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability.