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Jackson & Coker Associate Receives Patriot Award From ESGR

Jackson & Coker, a leader in healthcare staffing, is proud to announce Division Vice President Christy Shelton was presented the Patriot Award by a representative from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Fellow Jackson & Coker associate Tamara Wolters, who served with her unit of the Army National Guard in the U.S. Virgin Islands last fall, nominated her manager Christy as recognition of her support during her deployment.

The Patriot Award is given by ESGR, a Department of Defense program that promotes support between civilian employers and Reserve Component Service members. The award is given to supervisors who show support for an employee who is a National Guard or Reserve member during his or her service.

Tamara was called to duty with her unit of the Army National Guard in October 2017 after hurricanes left many parts of the Caribbean devastated. She had to report in 24 hours and needed to spend 13 of those driving to her duty station. Her manager Christy immediately jumped into action to get her responsibilities covered so that Tamara could attend to packing, notifying her family and finding a temporary home for her dog.

“Christy exemplifies the definition of a leader,” said Tamara Wolters, Service Coordinator at Jackson & Coker. “I am incredibly proud to have her as a manager. It’s that type of leadership that sets Christy apart from others.”

During Tamara’s deployment, Christy regularly checked in with her to keep HR abreast of her status as there was no set end-date for Tamara’s duty. Christy wanted Tamara to know her job was waiting for whenever she was able to return and that she had the support of her Jackson & Coker family. Upon her return from service in February 2017, Tamara decided to nominate Christy for the Patriot Award.

“Jackson & Coker is honored to work with associates like Christy Shelton and Tamara Wolters,” said Sandy Garrett, President at Jackson & Coker. “We are proud to stand behind our military members and veterans as they bravely serve our country. I thank both Tamara and Christy for their dedication.”

To read more about Christy’s nomination and see pictures from Tamara’s service, please click here.


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Jackson & Coker is among the most well-recognized healthcare staffing firms in the United States. The firm – offering locum tenens, locums-to-permanent and telehealth staffing – is dedicated to uniting top physicians and advanced practitioners with the hospitals and medical facilities that need them, ensuring patients have access to life-saving healthcare in their own communities.

Since the 1970s, Jackson & Coker has placed thousands of healthcare providers with clients ranging from rural clinics to the United States’ largest healthcare systems. It has been ranked a “Best Staffing Firm to Work For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, one of “America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms” by Forbes and a “Best Place to Work” by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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