From Fatigues to Scrubs: Memorial Hermann Looking to Hire Veterans
Houston, TX - Memorial Hermann is among Houston-area businesses actively recruiting new employees from the thousands of veterans separating or retiring from active duty.
More than 318,000 veterans live in the greater Houston metropolitan area – the second largest concentration in the country. In the past year and a half, Memorial Hermann has put a special emphasis on its recruitment of veterans. Since November 2012, Memorial Hermann has hired nearly 500 employees from this untapped pool of potential.
“People with military experience have been through hours of discipline training which will carry through to work they may do at the hospital. This level of experience is a true added value,” said Navy veteran Albert Kaiser, R.N., Surgical Services manager at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
Kaiser, who worked as a Navy avionics technician and advanced quickly through the ranks to leadership positions, transitioned into a nursing career when he left the military. Today, he regularly falls back on his military training to manage surgical services in the hospital’s main operating room.
“Veterans want to work for Memorial Hermann because our value system is very much in line with that of the military,” said Robert Kitto, director of Talent Acquisition at Memorial Hermann and an Air Force veteran. “When I was in the service, our first core value was ‘service before self.’ That is what Memorial Hermann is all about – the patient comes first.” Continue>
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