Navigation Links
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Receives Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
Date:7/28/2014

Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been named one of 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) of the Department of Defense. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to employers for their exceptional support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

“We deeply appreciate our employees who serve in the military for their contributions to the St. Jude mission and to our country,” said James R. Downing, M.D., St. Jude president and chief executive officer. “We are honored to receive this recognition and gratified to know that our employees appreciate our support of them and their families during times of deployment.”

In April, the ESGR named 30 award finalists, which were selected from 2,864 U.S. corporations that were nominated by their employees who serve in the guard or reserve, or their family members. Senior Department of Defense officials, business leaders and prior awardees then selected the top recipients.

To assist its military employees, St. Jude created in 2010 a Military Support Resource Group. The internal group hosts events for veterans, active-duty military personnel, reservists and those who have immediate family members in the military. It also provides family-member assistance, recognizes and celebrates achievements within the group, and organizes calls with employees and family members of those who are deployed.

In 2012, the hospital unveiled the Military Tribute Wall, which recognizes hospital employees who are current service members and veterans. The wall features military awards and highlights military-related events. St. Jude also recruits veterans, guardsmen and reservists for employment through hiring events and the Department of Defense’s Hero2Hired program.

In recent years, the hospital has been recognized by ESGR for its support of military employees including the Patriotic Employer Award, the Pro Patria award and the Above and Beyond Award. The 2014 recipients will be honored at the 19th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony in the Pentagon in September.

In 1996, the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award was instituted under the auspices of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). In 1972, the ESGR was established as a Department of Defense agency. Its mission is to gain and maintain employer support for guard and reserve service.

St. Jude Media Relations Contacts
Carrie Strehlau
(desk) 901-595-2295
(cell) 901-297-9875
carrie(dot)strehlau(at)stjude(dot)org

Summer Freeman
(desk) 901-595-3061
(cell) 901-297-9861
summer(dot)freeman(at)stjude(dot)org

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to increase the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To learn more, visit http://www.stjude.org or follow St. Jude at @stjuderesearch.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12052265.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. My Sky Exhibit Opens at Boston Children’s Museum
2. Edusei Foundation Donates Food and Needed Items to Kumasi Children’s Home in Ashanti Region of Ghana
3. Red Flags for Primary Teachers, Katie Johnson’s Book about Children’s Vision Issues and How They Affect Learning, Wins in The Hollywood Book Festival Contest
4. SkillSurvey to host session with Nationwide Children’s Hospital at 2014 HR Star Conference
5. Boston Children’s Museum Presents A Distant Episode Gallery Exhibit
6. Portland Fit Body Boot Camp Invites Public to Fitness Boot Camp Session Benefiting Children’s Cancer Association
7. Highly Successful Metabolic Nutrition Toy Drive Delivers More Than 500 Presents to Kids at Miami Children’s Hospital
8. Memorial Health and Novant Health Announce Partnership for Freestanding Children’s Hospital
9. IQ Formulations Announces Final Week of Annual Toy Drive for Miami Children’s Hospital
10. Stand Up Guys Junk Removal Donates Toys to Children’s Restoration Network
11. Celeste Johnson Teaches Young Readers About Autism in New Children’s Book
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/14/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... November 14, 2019 , ... Inland ... invited to prepare a gastronomical masterpiece for former President Vicente Fox of Mexico. The ... Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico where President Fox was born and raised on Saturday, November 9, ...
(Date:11/14/2019)... ... November 14, 2019 , ... EMulate ... other serious diseases, announced it will have 5 poster presentations related to its ... Annual Society for Neuro-Oncology SNO Meeting in Phoenix, beginning on November 20 . ...
(Date:11/14/2019)... ... , ... With winter just around the corner, parents want to make sure their children are ... keep little ones warm, during a car ride they can become dangerous, no matter how ... in order to ensure maximum safety during a crash or sudden stop. While children may ...
(Date:11/12/2019)... ... November 12, 2019 , ... InteliChart, the leader ... Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG), a network of 220 providers across ... engagement platform to deliver enhanced patient experience and overall engagement to their ...
(Date:11/11/2019)... , ... November 11, 2019 , ... Early praise for ... breaks down the complexities of scholarly writing and provides key insight and vital guidance ... or DNP Project will have a permanent place on my bookshelf and will be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/14/2019)... ... 14, 2019 , ... Liv Foods, Inc. has signed a ... Starting January 2020, all five LivBar flavors will be available at all 23 ... hand-baked energy bar that has gained rapid traction in the market in the ...
(Date:11/14/2019)... Conn. (PRWEB) , ... November 14, 2019 , ... ... women’s cancers, even at the earliest stages of disease development or their recurrence, ... Biomedical Research Institute (Ruggles Research Institute), now part of Nuvance Health, and the ...
(Date:11/12/2019)... ... November 12, 2019 , ... ... a new medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility in the Cincinnati, OH suburb of Milford. ... counseling and support services. The clinic, located at 749C State Route 28 in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: