Info for veterans: http://veteransathca.com/
The details: Nashville-based HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) was ranked as a Top 100 Military Friendly employer for 2014 by independent ranking organization Victory Media. The company provides full salary for active-duty employees as well as continued medical and life insurance and the promise of a similar salaried position upon return.
A veteran's perspective: "The combination of IT and veterans is beneficial to HCA because veterans are mentally trained to 'make it happen' to complete their mission," says Chris Hamilton (shown above, in photo at left), a senior technician at HCA's Summit Medical Center, TriStar Division, in Hermitage, Tenn. That commitment spurs him to pursue "a satisfactory resolution according to HCA's code of conduct and our IT standards for whatever tasks, projects or issues come our way," says Hamilton, who spent a year deployed in Afghanistan and is currently a staff sergeant with the National Guard.
Another veteran's perspective: "After 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, six years enlisted and 14 years as an officer, I couldn't imagine a post-military career in anything other than healthcare," says Ralph Crow (upper-right photo above), director of Information Security Operations at HCA's Continental Division in Denver. "My enlisted time as an EMT gave me perspective on working for a healthcare provider, and my commissioned time as the IT director in four different hospitals gave me the management experience and discipline to work with limited resources, to manage provider expectations and to provide great customer service."
All of which syncs with his current role, Crow says. "HCA's commitment to security, customer service and leading-edge IT technology has made the last 12 years some of the most rewarding of my career."
Another veteran's perspective: "I made the military my first career because of values such as teamwork, loyalty, discipline, ethics, patriotism, family atmosphere, structure, 'can-do' attitude and the desire to preserve and protect our way of life in this great nation," says Eric Wade (lower-right photo above), a former Marine and retired Army veteran.
"In my second career, I'm blessed to work with great people in HCA IT&S that have vast technical knowledge, determination, and professional attitudes," says Wade, a system administrator at HCA's North Texas Division in Dallas. "It's important to me to work alongside others with those same values and motivations, coupled with the mindset to do things right while serving others."