The 2021 list of Military Friendly® Employers serves as a guide for military families. Employers are evaluated on public data and survey responses that examined recruiting, hiring, retention, advancement, support and policy compliance.
“We continue our commitment to creating a culture that welcomes veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce, and this recognition is the latest evidence of our team’s progress,” said Guwan Jones, chief diversity officer & vice president of human resources, Baylor Scott & White. “Building programs that help those who serve and creating a robust support system that fosters flexibility is important to us. It provides the opportunity to welcome and grow these highly trained, dedicated team members who bring diverse viewpoints to our work.”
More than 2,100 Baylor Scott & White employees are veterans or serve in the Reserves or National Guard. They work at Baylor Scott & White facilities in clinical, support, or administrative roles. Those employees have access to programs with organizations such as Texas Veteran’s Commission, Texas A&M University, the Association of the United States Army, chambers of commerce, and military installations, including Fort Hood. Some notable initiatives Baylor Scott & White hosts or participates in include:
- The Warriors Research Institute, a center of Baylor Scott & White Research Institute that is dedicated to improving the quality of care for military veterans and emergency responders.
- Canine Companions for Independence at Baylor Scott & White Health – Kinkeade Campus, the first assistance dog training center campus in the nation connected to a healthcare system. Canine Companions for Independence® is a not-for-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
- Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, a program sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S. Army that provides transitioning service members with skills to succeed in the civilian workforce. Baylor Scott & White is a host company that helps service members bridge the gap between military service and civilian careers through a specialized educational program for those close to completing their military service.
“Through developing these collaborations, we address the needs of our employees and better care for veterans who live and work in the communities we serve,” said Jones.
As with other organizations who received the designation, Baylor Scott & White will be showcased with other 2021 Military Friendly ® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs ® magazine and on MilitaryFriendly.com.