|Region’s Hospitals Vow to Help Veterans|
November 9, 2012
Many veterans are trained first responders and emergency medical response specialists and their assistance during “super storm” Sandy and current recovery efforts is a testament to their value and dedication. This reinforces society’s ongoing mandate to assist and honor them in all ways possible.
Vet Connect – a web-based initiative to raise awareness about the employment, health, and resource needs of veterans on Long Island, particularly returning veterans – is live today, just in time for Veteran’s Day. This public awareness initiative is the work of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) and its member hospitals. NSHC is the association that represents these hospitals on a variety of hospital and health care legislative and regulatory issues.
The initiative underscores hospitals’ recognition of the extraordinary service veterans have made to this country and hospitals’ commitment to assisting veterans with their employment and health care needs. Vet Connect is being coordinated by NSHC’s Communications Committee and hospital human resource directors.
Vet Connect can be accessed via NSHC’s home page at www.nshc.org. Once users click on the Vet Connect icon, they are brought to interior pages that provide direct links to hospitals’ job banks, military skills translation assistance, and health care career training programs for veterans. The service is also accessible via hospitals’ websites. Look for the Vet Connect logo.
“Our hospitals recognize the extraordinary service our veterans have made to our country,” said Kevin Dahill, president/CEO of NSNC. “All of our hospitals are committed to assisting veterans with their employment and health care needs. Vet Connect is a simple to use, one-stop resource for veterans that puts helpful information at their fingertips.”
Phil Moschitta, director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, says a service like this is needed now more than ever. “It’s so reassuring to have the support of hospitals and health care leaders from across Long Island. Our veterans made great sacrifices to serve our nation and their high ideals to commitment and honor make them exemplary employees,” said Moschitta.
Janine Logan, Director of Communications
631-963-4156 (direct line)