This Veterans Day, we say thank you to those in the community who have served with love and selflessness, including NHC’s own Angela Searls, Director of Human Resources; Brittney Griggs, MMS, PA-C, Physician’s Assistant at NHC Oregon City Medical Clinic; Coppi Nikula, Sr. Executive Assistant to the CEO & CFO/COO; and Michael Timmins, CMA at NHC Oregon City Medical Clinic.
Many military veterans experience health challenges because of their service, yet veteran healthcare often falls through the cracks of social services. Veterans face mental health challenges and physical injuries at a higher rate than non-veterans, with some studies finding veterans experience depression twice as much and PTSD 15 times more than non-veterans. Women and LGBTQIA+ veterans face even more challenges due to discrimination while serving.
Although there have been massive improvements in veteran houselessness and employment measures, veteran healthcare is a crucial and often overlooked part of a healthy transition to civilian life.
NHC remains committed to serving veterans much needed medical and behavioral healthcare to ensure they don’t fall through the cracks.
Part of what makes NHC such a compassionate community is our commitment to patient-centered care. Centralizing patient need is ingrained in our culture, ensuring no patients go without quality and respectful care or get turned away from our services.
To all our patients who are veterans: thank you for your service. You have served us. Now it’s time to serve you.
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