Congratulations to the 15 Military to Medicine participants who started work this month! 

Military to Medicine wants to say…

Congratulations to the 15 Military to Medicine participants who started work this month! 

Inova Health System, our program partner in Northern Virginia, hired seven in roles ranging from Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) trainer, a Registered Nurse, a Radiology Tech, and Medical Administrator. The remaining eight were hired across the country in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, New York and Washington, DC. Among that group were Physicians, Healthcare Administration positions and Registration Clerks. Military to Medicine helps members from the military family find healthcare work. Our August hires represented transitioning service members, war wounded, veterans, National Guard and Reserve, as well as military spouses who are affiliated with the following military bases: Andrews, Bolling, Fort Belvoir, Fort Benning, Fort Drum, Fort Gordon, Fort Huachuca, Fort Lee, Maxwell-Gunter, Quantico and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Each month Military to Medicine averages about 10 new hires from our program. We wanted to share the good news and plan to share more regularly. Military to Medicine is committed to helping military families find careers in healthcare. If you are looking to start a healthcare career, Military to Medicine offers training that leads to entry-level healthcare positions. If you have healthcare experience, post your resume in our Career Center that connects you to a job board full of current, open healthcare positions across the country. If you are a military spouse or member and have questions, check out our Web site or email our Customer Support team or call at 703.208.5974.
If you are an Organization, Installation or Military Services Program, or business please e-mail communityservices@militarytomedicine.org or you may also call or e-mail Kristina Saul her information is below.

Respectfully,

Kristina Saul- Military Spouse
Outreach Specialist
Military to Medicine
Kristina.Saul@militarytomedicine.org
770-445-5286- Desk
770-356-0086-Cell
http://www.militarytomedicine.org
http://militarytomedicine.ning.com/

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3 M2M graduates placed in jobs this week!

We want to share that we have 3 Military Spouses who were just hired as “Proofers” with a Medical Transcription Company working from their homes. This company is also one of Military to Medicine’s newest partners.

· 1 is from Ft Hood in Texas

· 1 is from Palm Dale, California

· 1 is from Ft Knox in Kentucky

Congratulations ladies!

If you are looking for employment and have not done so already please go to: http://healthcarecareers.militarytomedicine.org/jobseekers/profile/ and upload your resume.

If you need resume help please contact your nearest Installation Family Center. If you do not have an installation nearby and need resume help please e-mail us at: communityservices@militarytomedicine.org and we will have someone get back to you for help.

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Listen to LIVE interview of Military to Medicine on Talking with Heroes-

www.TalkingWithHeroes.Com
Talk Show Program Schedule

Listen LIVE on the Internet

June 5, 2010 at 10:00am (EST)

To Listen LIVE or later 24/7 Go To: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/19487 Episode 152

Military to Medicine
Inova Health System
Suite 610-West
8110 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

http://www.militarytomedicine.org
http://www.inova.org/careers

Host: Bob Calvert

Guests:

Daniel Nichols:


· Executive Director at Military to Medicine (Inova Health System)
· Lieutenant at US Navy Reserve

Having served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Chaplain and deployed in support of OIF in 2003, and having served in the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, he transitioned to a recruiting and technology role at Inova Health System, which has supported him in launching a new national military family service organization called: Military to Medicine.

Colleen Saffron:

· Outreach Specialist Military to Medicine
· Prior – Founder and Executive Director of Operation Life Transformed

Colleen Saffron is the wife of not only an active duty soldier but also a soldier who was severely wounded in combat, during his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on May 5, 2004.

She is intimately acquainted with the unique challenges the families of the war wounded are facing. She has, since the date of her husband’s injury, managed to care for him and her 3 children while also completing her online education to graduate with honors.

Kristina Saul :

· Outreach Specialist Military to Medicine
· Prior- National Outreach Program Manager for Operation Life Transformed

Kristina is the wife of a Chief of the US Naval Reserve Force- Full Time Support with 25 years of Service. They have been a Geographical Military Family, living apart since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Along with her Volunteer duties as a 3 Time Certified Navy Family Ombudsman and Outreach Specialist for M2M. She is the mother of 2 young children, one with Special Needs.
Kristina is also a 2 time cancer survivor who will be celebrating being 1 year cancer free December of 2010.

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Win an IPAD

Outreach Department Can Do it!

Win an IPAD

Photograph Military To Medicine’s Logo Contest

And Help us “Beat the Boss” We need your help!

Join our social network on Ning and help us beat our boss!

Our Executive Director thinks he can get more members on Ning than the two Outreach Specialists can during June. Please help us show him what two Military Spouses can do – Colleen and Kristina have a combination of 40 years as Military spouses.

To help us succeed visit: www.militarytomedicine.org
Link to our social network on the home page under Ning
set up your profile and post a comment on your profile

I vote for Outreach!

While you’re there, enter the Photo the logo contest under forums

for a chance to win an IPAD

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The Military Spouse

I found this on a blog site today- To all my sister spouses- thank you for what you do!!

The Military Spouse
~author unknown~
There he stands in camouflage….yet he cannot hide from you.
You can pick him out in a crowd, and can eye his stride among a formation.
There he goes, away from you again, off to do his part and be his best,
leaving you in his wake – never “behind” yet always longing for his return.
There you are, amidst boxes and paper and confusion, creating a home, designing a household, transforming a building into a loving, nurturing, comfortable environment. Memories will be made here. Events will be celebrated. Children will be born, graduate, grow, change. Your family will evolve. Your love will increase. Your marriage will improve. And you will then be asked to leave it all…again.
There are those who do not understand… Who cannot comprehend, what it takes to fulfill your role, to fill your shoes, to be all that you need to be.
They marvel at times.Criticize at others.Seldom appreciate.Cannot imagine.
There are those moments, when you are where they are. When you marvel, criticize, lack comprehension, and are unable to muster understanding. And then he appears at the door, or on the phone, or through a rumpled letter addressed to “my love” and suddenly there is comprehension, and understanding, affirmation and conviction.
For by his presence, through his voice, in his message you KNOW that you’ve been beckoned to a noble calling, when asked to be a military spouse.
Invited to support a soldier who allows freedom, who guards democracy, who instills leadership. And in your role you see a slice of life that few others have the privilege to experience…
– flags appear more brilliant to you…- parades draw out more emotion for you…
– a patriotic song is a musical message played just for you…
– a hand-over-the-heart is as stirring as an embrace for you…
– a parting kiss can hold you for months…
– a welcome-back embrace can fill you up from lonely months…
– a gravemarker is a stark reminder of the meaning of devotion…
– a tear shared is a stark statement on the meaning of sacrifice…
– a duffle bag on a baggage claim gives you pause and connection…
– an eagle’s soar gives you inspiration.There you are…The military spouse.
The one asked to be strong.The one willing to belong.
The one who is often required to do it all.
The very one who is privileged to stand beside a true American – day in and day out.
How God has blessed us.How He has rewarded us.
There are military spouses around the world, beside soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors. They share a bond, a unity and a duty- to be there, always for their hero.
There.Said.Done.Deserved.There are no better…anywhere.

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Military to Medicine — Healthcare Workforce at the Ready

http://www.allmilitary.com/spouseandfamily/blog/education/military-to-medicine-healthcare-workforce-at-the-ready

Military to Medicine — Healthcare Workforce at the Ready
May 14th, 2010, by Claire

I introduced you all to this group when it first started and was under another name. I also wrote about my friend who helped to get it started, Colleen Saffron. They are still going strong and have grown. Here’s some information about what they offer. Go and check it out and see if you qualify!

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A portable career. A vital mission. A network to make transitions at ease.
There are more than 650,000 military spouses of active duty members stationed in the U.S. Nearly 80 percent of these spouses want a career, but frequent military relocations make it difficult. Military to Medicine offers state-of-the-art career preparation and assessment, to help you start a career in healthcare that can move with you.

•Whether you have a medical background or are looking for a new career and need training, we have a pathway for you.
•For those who already have healthcare experience, Military to Medicine will provide access to a network of healthcare employers across the nation.
•With the training opportunities and talent exchange made possible by Military to Medicine, developing and growing a career in healthcare is more accessible than ever before.
Why Choose a Healthcare Career

Military to Medicine will supply career-specific, technical healthcare training at no or little cost to you. This extended military family talent pool will provide our nationwide talent exchange employer network with reliable, workforce-ready candidates, answering the healthcare job shortage while providing meaningful, portable careers to our military families. Visit the Training and Education section to learn more about our program and who is eligible.

CLICK HERE
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