Recognition for veterans supporting our health care mission
November 11, 2021
By Kecia Kelly, DNP
Senior vice president and chief nursing officer
- Veterans make natural leaders who value integrity: The U.S. military trains personnel to “do as I do, not as I say” and that service personnel should lead by example. This quality of integrity and setting an example for others is highly valued in the military and vital to our work to make Legacy the safest place to receive and deliver care.
- Service to team and others is built into their DNA: The military is built to serve others, and good service personnel never lose sight of that. There are many reasons that individuals make the choice to serve, but most who make that choice don’t do it just for themselves. This commitment to others and to a mission, and to the teamwork required for success, makes veterans great colleagues.
- Veterans are adaptable: The structure and discipline of the military prepare veterans for the uncertainty they might face on any given day. This flexibility and adaptability to bring experience and learning into chaotic situations is useful in our EDs and elsewhere in our hospitals and around Legacy.
These are qualities that enhance our workplace. If you know of veterans in the community working in health care, or veterans with no health care experience but with the qualities we need, Legacy is looking to hire more veterans to support our entire system. Some positions qualify for temporary hire-on bonuses of up to $5,000 above other bonuses, and we offer a minimum $1,000 hiring bonus, prorated for less than full time, for every new Legacy employee hired through Jan. 31, 2022.
Thank you to each Legacy military veteran for your service to our country and your continuing service to Legacy and to our patients.