Veteran Employer Background – Healthcare – CRC Health Group

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Published in the September/October 2012 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

CRC Health Group, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is the largest provider of specialized behavioral healthcare services in the United States. The company’s services emphasize the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation of the individual. CRC delivers its services to more than 30,000 people in need each day. The company has programs for those with drug and alcohol addiction, learning differences, weight management issues, eating disorders, and other issues. CRC employs more than 3,700 people at 140 facilities throughout the United States.

Since 1993, CRC has worked with more than 7,000 members of the armed forces, retirees, veterans, and their families. CRC Health Group has TRICARE-certified treatment programs at Twelve Oaks Recovery in Navarre, Florida; Wilmington Treatment Center (WTC) in North Carolina; Life Center of Galax in Galax, Virginia; and Starlite Recovery Center in Center Point, Texas.

CRC has career opportunities available nationwide, including positions in management, administration, operations, nursing, and clinical administration. In May, the company announced that it had joined Hero Health Hire, a coalition of corporations and other entities in the healthcare industry with the goal of employing wounded warriors and veterans. “It is our privilege and our duty to join this coalition of healthcare partner organizations, to support our wounded warriors and veteran patriots with employment options within CRC Health Group,” said CEO Andy Eckert. Nancy Evanko, the company’s National Military Programs liaison, is one of 12 Advisory Board Members appointed to “assist in leading Hero Health Hire’s strategic direction and . . . foster the coalition’s continued growth and effectiveness.”

WTC has been a TRICARE provider since 2005. WTC hosts bi-weekly meetings for veterans in recovery, and works to stay informed about the military community’s unique needs and culture. In addition, WTC celebrates all military holidays with special programming for patients and staff alike.

WTC feels that veterans bring a unique sense of integrity, discipline, and teamwork that complements its staff profile. Veterans have a strong work ethic, are dedicated to WTC’s cause, are natural leaders, and know how to work under pressure and excel in adverse environments.

The Life Center of Galax is an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility that offers numerous benefits and opportunities for veterans. Careers there can include medical and professional counseling staff, support staff, and environmental personnel. The center currently employs 150 full- time, part-time, and on-call staff. A 60-bed expansion is scheduled for completion in 2013.

The center is located in rural Southwest Virginia, a setting that attracts many retired servicemembers and their families.

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers