Monday, April 17, 2017
by Alice Telios-Dunlap
BJC | Some team members across BJC have two different uniforms — one worn while supporting BJC’s patients and communities and another worn while serving their country.
Sharie McTyer, an intake coordinator for BJC Home Care Services Home Medical Equipment (HME), is also in the Air Force Reserves. Two “uniforms” hang in her closet, and she believes her two vocations are more similar than they look. Her participation in the BJC Veterans Connection group helps keep those ties active.
“Yes, I take off one uniform and put on another, but my mindset stays the same — integrity, respect and caring. That’s who I am, whether I’m wearing ABUs (airman battle uniforms) or scrubs,” says McTyer.
Outside of her role at BJC, McTyer is a dental technician with the 932nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron stationed at Scott Air Force Base. Her membership in the BJC Veterans Connection group is rooted in her desire to volunteer and leave a positive impact on the people and communities BJC serves.
“I see the group’s benefits as being able to share stories with one another, and appreciating all branches of the military and people’s experiences,” says McTyer. “I think it’s cool how we are hidden among the organization. There are people we work with every day who may have no idea we are military veterans. It’s pretty awesome. We share an unspoken bond.”
Her team and BJC Home Care as an organization help her ease in and out of her roles. She says it’s been easy to perform her job at BJC and support her unit when duty calls, thanks to their support.
Some of your teammates might be used to wearing two uniforms. Like McTyer and other Veterans Connection members, their unwavering dedication to serving others will most likely be evident.
RSVP for April 20 networking event
Employees who have served or are currently in the military are invited to visit www.bjc.org/BJC-Connections/Veterans to RSVP for a BJC Veterans Connection networking social taking place 5-6:30 p.m., April 20, at the BJC Learning Institute, in the lower level auditorium.
The upcoming event will provide an opportunity to further network and brainstorm how the group can collaborate to support community outreach, engagement, retention, recruitment and development.
Alice Telios-Dunlap, email@example.com
Tags : Veterans Connection
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4/18/2017 7:36 AM
Thank you to all of our veterans that give so much of themselves and their families. I admire your integrity, courage and energy to get up every day and do the right thing and keep our families safe. You give so much. I wanted to say thank you to each and every one of you!
Tammy Tesson - Christian Northeast