Veteran Employer Background – Healthcare – McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation  |  |  |

Published in the September/October 2011 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

McKesson Corporation, with roots dating back more than 175 years, provides pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and health care information technologies that make health care safer while reducing costs. The company distributes one-third of the medicines used in North America every day, supplying more than 40,000 U.S. healthcare locations from Wal-Mart to the Department of Veterans Affairs to community pharmacies. It has installed software and hardware technology in more than 70 percent of the nation’s hospitals with 200+ beds.

McKesson provides decision support software to help physicians determine the best possible clinical diagnosis and treatment plans for patients. It develops and installs electronic systems that eliminate the need for paper prescriptions and paper medical records and provides physicians with easy and secure online access to patient information. It also helps prevent more than 330,000 medication errors every week through bar-code scanning technology that helps to ensure the right patient gets the right drug at the right time.

Headquartered in San Francisco, McKesson employs more than 32,000 people across the nation and around the world, and is ranked 15th on the Fortune 500 with more than $112.1 billion in annual revenue.

McKesson has veterans at all levels of its company and has created the McKesson Military Resource Group, an employee group comprising military veterans who work with all of its main business units. The Department of Defense honored the company with its “Above and Beyond” award for exceeding legal requirements for employee military leave.  More than 16,000 McKesson employees helped assemble care kits for hospitalized veterans across the country. The company also partnered with Stay Safe and Veterans Construction, veteran-owned businesses that provided more than 25 percent of the staff that administered the nation’s H1N1 supply.

The company is always looking for accounts receivable specialists, business system analysts, client relationship managers, financial analysts, material handlers, patient services representatives, project/product managers, sales representatives and software engineers.


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This article was written by Jay Myers