Saint Joseph Health System making way for Future Veterans in the Medical Industry
Story by Darline Goyea,
Social Media/Marketing Coordinator
Photos by Keith Williams,
Midwest Marketing Analyst, and Saint Joseph Health System
Photo right -Saint Joseph Health System is located in North Central Indiana
Photo below left-Kurt Meyer, Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice President, Support Services
Photo below center-St. Joseph's President Christopher Karam signing the PaYS ceremonial certificate on the behalf of St. Joseph Health System
Saint Joseph Health System has officially opened its doors - to Future Veterans that is. In a signing ceremony with the United States Army, Saint Joseph Health System pledged their commitment to hiring PaYS Soldiers through the Army PaYS Program.
Friday, May 13, 2016, Saint Joseph Health System's President, Christopher Karam, Chief Human Resources Officer and VP, Support Services, Kurt Meyer, Director of Facility Resources, and Greg Kozlik, joined South Bend Medical Battalion's Company Commander, Cpt. Rion Dillard and Officer in Charge Cpt. Anthony McManus in the signing of the memorandum of agreement before approximately 60 military and non-military guests in the lobby of the hospital stated "We here at Saint Joseph Health System are honored to partner with the US Army, and it is our duty to commit to Veterans to give them a place to work as they leave the Army," said Karam.
As PaYS Partner #580, Saint Joseph Health System will supply ample opportunities for Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) that range from an Allergist (60M) to a Vascular Surgeon (61W), and everything in between. Thank you to the leadership of South Bend Medical Recruiting Company for their involvement, hard work and dedication for this new partnership.
Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana. The newly constructed $355 million, 658,000 square foot hospital offers all private rooms and a healing and relaxing environment. The innovative design and layout of the hospital ensure a better care experience for everyone including inpatients, outpatients, visitors, and providers. Saint Joseph Health System is a Regional Ministry Organization of Trinity Health that provides compassionate, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures.
The system includes:
---254-bed acute-care hospital at the Mishawaka Campus
---58-bed acute-care hospital at the Plymouth Campus
---40-bed Saint Joseph Rehabilitation Institute
---More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician Network
---Community health centers and additional points of access
---St. Paul's, a Sanctuary Senior Living Community, with 368 suites for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation and wellness and memory care.
---Holy Cross, a Sanctuary Senior Living Community, with 168 suites for recovery and wellness and competent nursing care
---Trinity Tower, a Sanctuary Senior Living Community, with 84 affordable senior apartments
---Health Insurance Services
---VNA Home Care
Photo above right -Saint Joseph Health System/Army PaYS Ceremonial cake
Photo right -Cpt. Rion Dillard presents the Partnership Certificate ans PaYS plaque to St. Joseph's President Christopher Karam
The GEO Group opens its doors to Future Veterans as Partner #579
Story by Darline Goyea
Social Media/Marketing Coordinator
In the chapel of the New Castle Correctional Facility, approximately 40 guests, including Indianapolis Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Patrick Daulton, Executive Director, Michael Osburn, Warden Keith Butts, and the Indiana Department of Corrections staff assisted the Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion in welcoming The GEO Group, Inc. in a partnership signing ceremony with the US Army on May 18, 2016, as PaYS Partner #579.
The GEO Group:
The GEO Group is the world's leading provider of correctional and detention management and community reentry services to federal, state and local government agencies. With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs, and ground-breaking treatment plan.
To date, GEO's operations include the management and/or ownership of 104 correctional, detention and residential treatment facilities encompassing approximately 87,000 beds. Our team, of over 20,500 professionals, is dedicated to the safety and care of the individuals assigned to our custody on behalf of federal, state, and local government agencies.
The memorandum of agreement was signed by Indianapolis Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Patrick Daulton and Warden Keith Butts. “We have been working on making New Castle a part of the U.S. PaYS Program for over a year and today it is official; so let the partnership begin,” said Keith Butts. Warden Butts also have held several positions within the Indiana Department of Corrections organization since 1979.
Succeeding the signing of the MOA, Midwest marketer, Keith Williams was able to provide PaYS Information Exchange (PIX) training to PaYS point of contact, human resources specialist, Stephanie Smith.
It's Your Birthday U.S. Army, Hooah!
Story by Darline Goyea
Social Media/Marketing Coordinator
As an Army spouse, I know exactly what it means to celebrate the oldest, most respected military branch in our country. With an immense sense of pride, not only for my country, and the uniform my husband puts on a daily basis, but for the several who have served in the past, for the young men and women who continue to raise their hand and dedicate themselves to some may not know why, but felt in their heart, had to do. This nation...world...is better because of our United States Army. For that, I have great gratitude and respect.
This article entry is not just a piety to this country and its birthday; with a staff made up of majority Army Veterans, it would be only right to reveal to our audience why they chose to serve and what their career meant to them:
George Kinchen, Project Lead, 25 years served:
"If only the Founding Fathers that decided to start an Army for a brand new
country could see us now. From the Minutemen to today's Special Forces is
quite a big leap. This is what the birthday means to me, always striving to
make the Army bigger and better, even when some say it is no longer needed.
It has always been needed, again and again, all throughout history. We pray
for peace, but prepare for war."
Cindy Jackson, Program Administrative Assistant, 4 1/2 years served:
"The Army birthday is important to me because it is a celebration of the
nation's best heroes. What parents would have known on the day their
sons/daughters were born was the day they gave birth to a hero. The Army
Birthday is a day to thank the ones who gave/give their lives and used/use
it to save millions of others. What an act of patriotism. The Army Birthday
is a time to step back and reflect on how better life is with these men and
women in it. As for me, the Army showed me how valuable my life is. So, hold
your weapons high and cheer for these soldiers on their birthday - I know I
am..........Happy 241st Birthday!"
Crancena Ross, Southeast Marketing Analyst, 29 years served:
"The United States Army has been around standing strong for over 240 years, where ever you go today, around the world, our American Soldiers are displaying leadership, courage, dedication to duty, and character. We are displaying that we will protect and defend our nation till the end - regardless of the situation in which we find ourselves in."
Antonio Johnson, Southwest Marketing Analyst, 22 years served:
"The Army's birthday makes me think about 241 years of sacrifice and
commitment. I am also proud to say that I served 22 of those 241 years!"
Damon Stinger, Senior Marketing Analyst, 26 years served:
"I don't know of any other institutions outside of the five (Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marines, Coast Guard) branches of service that celebrate their
birthday. The Army's birthday is a special day to recognize the largest and
greatest branch of military service in the world. I was able to celebrate 26
of those years with the Army while I served; yet it was just another day.
The Army's birthday means more to me as a veteran than it did when I served;
I am thankful to all of the men and women who served before me, with me, and
that shall serve after me. Happy 241st Birthday Army; keep rolling along!!!!"
Jacinto "Jay" Morales, Northeast Marketing Analyst, 24 years served:
"As an immigrant from Ecuador, arriving in the United States at the age of seven, I never thought I'd be where I am now. As a young boy, I remember playing with soldiers and watching war movies and telling myself that one day I would join the Army. At the time I enlisted, it was the proudest day in my life and one I will never forget. I believed in everything this country stood for and served it proudly for twenty-four years.
Today I am husband, father, veteran, homeowner living the American dream. I have a beautiful wife and four children who are life and the reason I get up every morning. I have a job that keeps me in the Army family, by getting companies to partner with the Army in providing guaranteed job interviews to our transitioning Soldiers. What better way to give back to the Army than by helping those who are serving now. The Army has helped me become the man I am today by providing purpose, direction, and helping me believe that there is nothing I can't accomplish if I put my mind to it."
A Little History:
America's Army was founded, June 14, 1775. Under the new Constitution enacted in 1789, it became a military department of the federal government, a hierarchical bureaucratic institution. Many decades later, by the early 1900s, generations of foresighted Army leaders slowly transformed the Army into the modern professional entity of which we are members today.
What is it?
On June 14, 1775, the nation's leaders established the Continental Army. This year the Army celebrates its 241st birthday honoring the American Soldier as part of the Army Total Force. The Army birthday focuses on The American Soldier -- Always Ready, Always Leading.
The Army is the strategic land power of the joint force and the Soldiers are trained and ready to engage the nation's enemies in conventional, asymmetrical, or full-spectrum combat operations. The Army's number one priority is combat readiness.
What has the Army done?
The American Soldier -
--- Has the opportunity to serve in any occupational specialty based on individual capabilities and Army needs.
--- Trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world's premier land force.
--- Serves as the cornerstone of the Army Profession and maintains the trust and confidence of the American people while adding to the Army's 241 years of selfless service.
--- Is part of a Total Force of worldwide professionals from all walks of life.
--- Is always ready to deploy, fight and win in a complex world.
--- Understands the importance of readiness and resilience. Leaders take care of others, foster an environment of trust, and ensure Soldiers, Army Civilians, and Families treat themselves and others with dignity and respect.*
As PaYS Partners, you demonstrate your commitment to this country by collaborating with the Army and providing opportunities to our Soldiers! And for that, the PaYS Team thanks you!
A Big Thank You to these Partners Celebrating their June PaYS Anniversaries:General Dynamics Land Systems-16 years, Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.-13 years, Arkansas State Police-13 years, Little Rock Police Dept.-13 years, Warren Cat-12 years, Time Warner Cable-12 years, Crown Equipment Corporation-11 years, Systems Application & Technologies, Inc.-11 years, Havertys Furniture, Inc.-11 years, NASSCO-11 years, Clearwater PD-10 years, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico-10 years, Alion Science & Technology-10 years, Travis County Sheriff's Office-10 years, Kansas Highway Patrol-9 years, Hyatt Hotel and Resorts-9 years, Gate Gourmet, Inc.-8 years, GSI Group, Inc. -8 years, Valiant Mgmt & Holdings-8 years, Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services -8 years, Tennessee Valley Authority-7 years, Louisiana Department of Transporation and Development-7 years, Concurrent Technologies Corporation-7 years, Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.-7 years, San Antonio Fire Dept.-7 years, Phacil, Inc.-7 years, A. Schulman, Inc.-6 years, City of Akron-6 years, Broe Management Company, LLC (Omni Trax)-4 years, Con-way Truckload, Inc.-4 years, Town Sports International, LLC-4 years, Doerle Food Services, LLC-3 years, Mercury Marine-3 years, Pace Diversified Corporation-3 years, Exelon-3 years, Multiband Corporation-3 years, National Carriers, Inc.-3 years, Arizona Dept. of Transportation-3 years, Farmland Foods, Inc.-3 years, Watco Companies, LLC-3 years, Cerner Corporation-2 years, E&B Natural Resources Mgt. Corp.-2 years, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center-1 year, FDM Group-1 year, CB&I-1 year, Speedway-1 year
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