HCA Healthcare named a top “Military Friendly Employer” for 10th consecutive year

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Reservist Shatona Griffin also serves as a supply chain product analyst for HealthTrust, the supply chain arm of HCA Healthcare.

HCA Healthcare has earned a Military Friendly® Employers designation from VIQTORY for the 10th consecutive year. This prestigious designation places us on the 2020 list of top organizations classified as “Better for Veterans”.

We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to provide meaningful and sustainable career opportunities for military colleagues and their spouses.

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HCA Healthcare has received a 2020 Military Friendly® Employer Bronze designation from VIQTORY.

VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands, has come to set the standard for organizations that provide the best opportunities for military veterans and their spouses. From hiring practices to career advancement to charitable investment, Military Friendly® companies create maximum professional opportunity for our nation’s military service members.

HCA Healthcare, awarded in the 2020 Bronze category, is among 290 employers recognized for their excellence in connecting the military community to civilian employment.

Each year, nearly 200,000 service members transition out of the military to civilian communities. 10,000 of those 200,000 transitioning service members are healthcare candidates. HCA Healthcare has hired more than 23,000 military veterans and 7,500 military spouses since 2012.

A career with a purpose

“The value of prior military service is unparalleled when we look at candidates at HCA Healthcare,” said Avery King, HCA Healthcare’s lead military veteran recruiter. “Like the military, HCA Healthcare is mission oriented, and we know that a veteran’s real world experience, leadership capabilities and ability to thrive under pressure bode well in a healthcare setting.”

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Avery King, HCA Healthcare’s lead military veteran recruiter.

“At HCA Healthcare, we play a role in the military to civilian transition through initiatives that support career, education and financial goals,” adds King.

Veterans, reservists and military spouses drive healthier tomorrows for HCA Healthcare patients in a variety of roles including, but not limited to:

  • Management and supervision
  • Registered nursing
  • Licensed vocational nursing
  • Physicians
  • Clinical technicians
  • Patient care support

Colleagues with a military background have proven accelerated career pathways through their leadership and integrity. Nearly half of HCA Healthcare’s Information Technology Group’s Emerging Leaders Class of 2019 are junior military officers (JMOs) and 49 HCA Healthcare senior executives are military veterans.

In addition to our Military Friendly® designation, HCA Healthcare sits on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council and recently partnered on the Hiring 100,000 Military Spouses campaign. In the past year, HCA Healthcare has brought on 1,000 military spouses and has committed to hiring 1,100 more annually in both 2020 and 2021.

This past April, HCA Healthcare and the U.S Army Medical Recruiting Brigade signed a partnership allowing the Army to provide specialized training for our organization’s residency and fellowship programs nationwide.

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Through the agreement, known as the Patriot Partnership Program, the oldest and largest branch of our nation’s military will provide subject matter experts to conduct clinics, lectures, grand rounds and combat casualty care and training in the areas of infectious disease control, mass casualty response and emergency trauma.

Career growth and opportunity

Colleague Shatona Griffin wears duel hats, serving as a reservist and an IT&S supply chain product analyst for HealthTrust, the supply chain arm of HCA Healthcare.

“I have served in many different roles, working with several ranks within the military and feel that that experience has prepared me to be flexible on a diversity of levels to make patient care better,” says Griffin. “I love challenges and learning new things and HCA Healthcare does a great job in motivating you to be an innovator. I feel empowered to learn more, give more and do more.”

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“I am so proud of HCA Healthcare’s focus on tapping into the experience and knowledge of their veterans,” says reservist and HCA Healthcare colleague Shatona Griffin.

“I am so proud of HCA Healthcare’s focus on tapping into the experience and knowledge of their veterans,” she adds. “It boosts our confidence and helps us feel the same family unity that we are accustomed to. We feel like we can conquer anything that is directed to us.”

Army veteran Mark Mitchell served for eight years as an artillery officer. He now raises the bar for patient care as a project manager for HCA Healthcare’s Information Technology Group (ITG) in the Project Management Center of Excellence in Nashville, Tenn.
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Army veteran Mark Mitchell served for eight years as an artillery officer prior to joining HCA Healthcare.

“HCA Healthcare has provided me with an ideal transition from active duty,” said Mitchell. “I am blessed to have joined an organization that has a commitment to providing exceptional value and service to its customers and personal and professional development to its colleagues.”

“I have been provided with opportunities to obtain professional certifications such as the Project Management Professional (PMP), as well as mentorship opportunities from across the organization,” adds Mitchell.

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“HCA Healthcare has provided me with an ideal transition from active duty,” says Mark Mitchell, an ITG project manager for HCA Healthcare.

“Veterans at HCA Healthcare are appreciated, empowered and encouraged to share from their experiences, and the organization understands how their talent, passion and leadership can be used to transform and improve healthcare.”

If you’re a veteran leaving the military, or a military spouse, and are interested in healthcare, apply for one of our open positions here.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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