Each month, tens of thousands of "Wounded Warriors"—brave men and women in our military who have been injured or become ill during service—transition out of the military only to struggle in the civilian workforce. These men and women possess analytical, problem-solving and team work skills that, given the proper support, can translate into the desirable skills for the business world.
The healthcare industry—including insurers, health plans, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers and hospital networks—is considered the fastest growing industry in our economy, requiring talented individuals to help meet multi-generational health care needs. This industry is also uniquely positioned to understand and support the needs of our nation's Wounded Warriors.
Magellan Health Services is hosting the Hero Health Hire initiative to serve as a catalyst for bringing together Wounded Warriors seeking meaningful, sustainable employment and healthcare organizations committed to hiring them and supporting their transition into the workforce.
Building on the collective wisdom and commitment from healthcare organizations across the U.S., Hero Health Hire seeks to create a sustainable infrastructure in the nation's businesses to be able to recruit, train, and retain Wounded Warriors in the workforce.
Organizations committing to the Hero Health Hire program are dedicated to recruiting Wounded Warriors, creating a support system to transition them into the workforce and help them reach their goals, and providing the resources they need to become successful.
The 2011 Hero Health Hire Employment Summit will unite health care industry, government and military community leaders to discuss the challenges facing Wounded Warriors, ways to the support them in their transition and the next steps that the health care industry can take to support this group of brave men and women.