Monday, March 15, 2010

Hope HealthCare Services Recognized as Patriotic Employer

The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has recognized Hope HealthCare Services for “contributing to national security and protecting liberty by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.”

The Committee is a Department of Defense organization that works to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees.

“We have always enthusiastically supported our staff members who have been called to active duty,” according to Hope President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. “We feel privileged to support our military in this way, along with the health care we provide to veterans and their families.”

Currently a Hope Chaplain, Jonathan Scalone, is deployed as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.

According to Florida State ESGR Chair Phillip Speake, “Since September 11, 2001 more than 750,000 men and women from across America have left their families and employers to serve on active duty. At ESGR, we are very appreciative of the genuine patriotism and support that organizations like Hope Healthcare Services continue to provide to those who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.”

Photo caption: Marianna Grimes of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (left) and retired Navy SEAL John Klass present Certificate of Recognition to Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO, Hope HealthCare Services.