Helping Those Who Serve Our CountryJuly 3rd, 2013 1 Min read Blog
As we mark this Fourth of July with celebrations, picnics, barbeques and fireworks with our friends and families, we also want to take a moment to reflect and give thanks for the many service members who have fought and died for our country. For some members of the CompHealth family, helping veterans hits close to home. Jackie Smith is the director of government services, the CompHealth team that works with VA facilities to bring in locum tenens doctors when there's a shortage. She's also the daughter and niece of two U.S. Air Force pilots. "These veterans deserve the best possible care available," Jackie says, "and there's no end to the satisfaction we get knowing that we've done our part in working to ensure there are enough qualified medical providers to care for these brave men and women." In 2012, Jackie and her team of dedicated consultants brought in more than 380 physicians to VA hospitals and facilities, and those doctors worked more than 13,000 days. "Our ultimate goal is to make sure there is a physician available to any service member who needs to see one," Jackie continues. "We've got a lot of conflicts going on around the world right now, and these men and women are coming back with a lot of need. I'm not the only one here who has a soft spot in my heart for our veterans. At the end of the day, it's a great thing to be able to say that in some form or fashion we've been able to help those who have protected our country." To the soldiers who have dedicated their lives, and sometime given them, to safeguard our freedoms, we want to express the thanks of the entire CompHealth family. Your dedication, sacrifice and perseverance are the foundation our nation is built upon. And although we can never truly repay the debt we owe you, we will always do all we can. Happy Independence Day!