Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Brigadier General Ted Maxwell; Major General Paul Mock; National ESGR Chairman and State Chairman to CVRMC Tim Williamson; Peggy Foerster and Jim Childers of CVRMC.

Tucson, Ariz. – Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, honored Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Arizona Guard and Reserve. Jim Childers, Chief Financial Officer and Peggy Foerster accepted the award on behalf of Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center at the ESGR annual Awards Banquet in Tucson April 25.

“The ESGR Above and Beyond Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers like Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center for providing extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Tim Williamson Arizona ESGR state chair.

“Supportive employers like Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units,” said Williamson.  

Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center joins with thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Many employers provide support far above and beyond that which is expected or required under USERRA with pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extension of health care benefits which complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized.

U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Michael Jerrigan nominated Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center for the award.

“My employer is a small community hospital, said Jerrigan. “Out of the six years employed with the hospital I have been deployed three times for over 24 months, and they have always shown full support throughout. I am currently deployed in Djibouti, Africa for 9 months as an Emergency/trauma nurse. This is a hardship for any hospital as they have to hire others to cover my absence.”

Staff (1210 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Support the American Red Cross and become an everyday hero March is Red Cross Month

    February 27th, 2015
    by

    TUCSON— In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero […]


    March 3rd Marks the Celebration of U.S. Navy Reserve’s 100th Anniversary

    February 27th, 2015
    by

    Washington DC, – The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on Tuesday, March 3rd with a series of events […]


    Gaspard de la Nuit at Desert View Performing Arts Center

    February 25th, 2015
    by

    On Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m., join The Oracle Piano Society for Picturing Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, A Musical Soliloquy at SaddleBrooke II, 39900 S.


    Documentary film ‘Power’s War’ completed

    February 25th, 2015
    by

    Pinal Nugget On Feb. 15, 1918 the Graham Guardian newspaper’s headline said “OFFICERS KILLED IN BATTLE WITH SLACKERS”.


  • Stories Just For You

    Town of Superior fire truck renovation begins

    February 24th, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun In November 2014 Henry Munoz presented the Superior Town Council with a proposal to renovate the 1947 Pierce Fire Truck as a representation and honor to the past


    Legends of Superior Trail Fest attracts outdoor enthusiasts

    February 24th, 2015
    by

    The Legends of Superior Trail Committee along with their partners Resolution Copper, Arizona Trail Association and the Superior Optimist Club hosted the fourth annual Legends of Superior Trail Fest on Saturday.


    Reflections from a cowboy’s mother

    February 24th, 2015
    by

    Special to the Copper Basin News The following are from a Mom’s point of view and not necessarily the thoughts of the Cowboy.


    CPR class held in Dudleyville

    February 24th, 2015
    by

    Copper Area News On Saturday, Feb. 7 a CPR training class was held in Dudleyville.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin