On Memorial Day I attended a local tribute to honor our fallen. What was unique about the experience was that we were all united in that time. Young and old, rich and poor, left or right, we were all there to honor the fallen.
That is what I like most about working at VA—we are united in serving Veterans. Every day I get to work to improve care for Veterans. I am but a Marketing Manager, but I am also a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant who enjoys serving fellow Veterans and has a responsibility in the recruitment of top health providers to work at VA. Every day I read the news, listen to my fellow Veterans at work and off duty and then I try to do my part to share the VA Employer Brand.
When an organization is perceived as a Preferred Employer, it attracts quality talent. When President Obama took office, he stated he wanted to make it “cool” to work for the government. To some extent that has been achieved; in other ways, I believe we still have room to grow. But I believe there is no place better.
We often hear about things and people that make headlines. When I title this post, I do so in an attempt to gain the most clicks and shares. I do that to gain traction and promotion. Sadly, many of the most popular headlines use shock value and startling statements far too much. Today I read this: Veterans aren’t the only ones waiting for health care. Not as provocative as most that you will find discussing Veteran issues, but it brings real light from someone that has done significant research into VA Healthcare, and sees the benefits of a system such as this:
I would like to imagine a world in which the hospital where my late wife was treated for breast cancer had an inspector general looking over that hospital and two committees of congress charged with scrutinizing quality of care in that hospital and there were broad-based citizens groups that had their rank-and-file going to that hospital and reporting on anything that went wrong and making it national news. I think if we had that we would find a lot of dysfunction in that system — but we would also make American health care better.
– Phillip Longman
I urge Veterans and Healthcare Providers to read Mr. Longman’s comments and see why he believes that VA is the “Best Care Anywhere.”
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