NOHSIC Signs MOU with US Army PaYS Program
CLEVELAND, OH – The Northeast Ohio Health Science & Innovation Coalition (NOHSIC) hosted a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at a press conference with the U.S. Army, Cleveland Recruiting Battalion on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. to provide priority hiring status to qualified Soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The event was held at the Cleveland Recruiting Office
at the US Bank Building in downtown Cleveland.
Speakers at the event included Major General Robert P. Stall, Commanding General, 108th Training
Command (Initial Entry Training), Chief of Operations, Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals, Gayle Agahi, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Cleveland Clinic, and Judith Murphy, Vice President for Human Resources, Southwest
General Health Center.
Additional NOHSIC Board Members in attendance included: Dan Miller, Vice President for Human Resources and
Marketing, Beth Vidmar, MS-HRM, RCC, System Director, Human Resources Development, Summa Health System, Cheryl VanHorn, Director of Talent Acquisition, The MetroHealth System, and Susan Feuhrer, Medical Center Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
The event also included attendance by Christina Wagner, Eastern Ohio Regional Liaison for Ohio Governor
John R. Kasich, Gregory A. Becker Chief, Advertising & Public Affairs, US Army Recruiting Battalion-Cleveland, Marie Haberstroh, Advertising & Public Affairs, United States Army, and Danny W. Free, Midwest PaYS Marketing Analyst, Army's Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program.
“Throughout NOHSIC's existence, we have deliberately focused on providing career opportunities for our
returning veterans and helping military personnel obtain employment in Northeast Ohio’s Healthcare Sector. Our strategies are designed to support the translation of their military skills into civilian skills, help them understand the culture of our civilian healthcare system, and assist them in gaining their necessary civilian certifications,” says Judith Murphy, NOHSIC Board President and Vice President for Human Resources at Southwest General Health Center. PaYS is a partnership between the Army and a cross-section of over 450 corporations and public sector agencies. The PaYS program provides America’s youth with an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future. Upon completion of their active duty commitment, Soldiers coordinate with the PaYS partner they selected upon enlistment and are entitled to an interview with that company if openings exist. They can begin the hiring process as they prepare to leave the military.