Stormont Honored For Supporting Guard, Reserve

 ESGR, a Department of Defense operational committee, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 4,900 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Source: www.esgr.mil

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka hospital earned a salute for its support of an employee in uniform.

Greg Sims, the area chairman for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, presented Angela Gamber and Andy Barnes with "Patriot Awards" in a surprise ceremony Tuesday at Stormont-Vail HealthCare.

Gamber is Administrative Director for Emergency and Trauma at Stormont-Vail, while Barnes is the department's charge nurse.

They were nominated by Sgt. Zachary Hertzel. Hertzel is a flight medic in the Kansas Army National Guard. He works as a patient care tech at Stormont's ER and is currently deployed to Afghanistan.

The awards recognize employers who support workers' participation in the volunteer forces.


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