Chapters Health Valor Program

Honoring the service of military veterans and first responders, we provide knowledgeable, compassionate care, physical, emotional, and spiritual support, recognition of sacrifice and service, and guidance to veterans, first responders, and their families.

Veterans Benefits and Programs - Chapters Health Valor Program

Florida is proud to have the third-largest military veteran population in the nation and a full complement of highly-skilled and dedicated first responders who risk their lives daily to protect and care for others.

Being home to so many veterans and first responders comes with great pride and responsibility to serve and honor these men and women in return for their sacrifices.

Veterans Benefits

Chapters Health System honors military veterans and first responders with a high quality of life until their last breath. We’ve been serving and honoring veterans and their families with home care, hospice care and grief services for many years — and now we’ve expanded this unique end-of-life care program to Florida’s first responders with the Chapters Health Valor Program.

Chapters Health Valor Program Manager

In October 2021, Maxine Reyes became the Chapters Health Valor Program manager. After 22 years of honorable service, Maxine retired from the U.S. Army. She is a proud mother and wife, inspirational singer, Air Force Veteran, philanthropist, author, teen mentor, mindfulness coach and Army-certified master resilience trainer. veterans benefits and programs

She is the founder and chief executive officer of Courage & Grace Foundation, a 501( c ) 3 non-profit that supports girls confidence and youth education programs through scholarships, mentorship and The Arts, and causes supporting the military families community.

What is the Chapters Health Valor Program?

The Chapters Health Valor Program is designed to meet the special needs that are unique to military veterans and first responders, including but not limited to:

  • Peer-to-peer emotional support
  • Chaplaincy support
  • Honor, recognition and gratitude ceremony
  • Special needs accommodations
  • End-of-life wish granting
  • American flag presentation


  • Honor pinning
  • Memorial recognition
  • Legacy storytelling recordings
  • Anticipatory grief and bereavement counseling for family members
  • Follow-up bereavement support
  • At Chapters Health System, all military veterans and first responders in need will receive the full measure of respect, honor and appreciation until their last breath and beyond.

For more information, please call 1-866-204-8611 or Contact Us.

—Janet Ricklick, LifePath Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Plant City, Florida

"Our veterans can have very different needs at the end of life. We have the opportunity to say thank you to our veterans with pinnings and by providing them with 'The One Who Served' books. We love hearing about their service in the military."

—Janet Ricklick, LifePath Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Plant City, Florida
—William Lindemann, patient, Tampa, Florida

"I still remember my really good friends who never made it home. I share this pinning with them."

—William Lindemann, patient, Tampa, Florida
—Dale Otterbacher, LifePath Hospice veteran volunteer, Valrico, Florida

"As a veteran, volunteering with LifePath Hospice has afforded me the opportunity to comfort fellow veterans and their families and honor their service to our great nation."

—Dale Otterbacher, LifePath Hospice veteran volunteer, Valrico, Florida