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Veterans

To Our Veterans: Thank You

Covenant Health is proud to support our active military service members and veterans with military recognition programs for patients, rewarding career opportunities that fulfill the mission to serve others, and sponsorship of veteran community programs and events.

Our Veteran Patients

Military Recognition Program

We support veterans

Many veterans seek care outside of the VA system at Covenant Health, and we understand service members have unique medical histories and different perspectives, depending on the conflicts and areas in which they served.

Covenant Health’s military recognition program identifies, thanks and supports service members who seek care at our facilities. Current and former military members are supported during their stay by a team of veteran employees who recognize the patient’s service through a special pinning and certificate ceremony. Case managers also connect veterans and their families with crucial healthcare resources they may not be aware of, including those provided through The Department of Veterans Affairs and its local clinic.

We Honor Veterans Program

Covenant Hospice is a Level V partner – the highest designation possible – in the We Honor Veterans program, a National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Department of Veterans Affairs initiative that supports veterans and their families during end-of-life care. Covenant Hospice is only one of two healthcare entities in Tennessee to achieve Level V partnership status.

We Honor Veterans logoThe goal of the program, to care for and honor those who have served when they reach the end of life, is achieved through community partnerships to educate and expand awareness of services and benefits available to veterans and their families during end-of-life care.

As a Level V partner, Covenant Hospice staff and volunteers receive additional training to better serve a broader population of veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Staff also present ceremonial pins and commendations to veterans to recognize and thank them for their service.


Veteran Employees

If you are a veteran seeking a sense of mission and purpose in the civilian workforce in a fulfilling, team-oriented environment, you’ll find it at Covenant Health. As the area’s largest employer, we are proud to employ nearly 400 veterans in clinical and non-clinical settings throughout our system who continue to serve others in our community.

“Being the best is still what I strive to be and never settle for ‘good enough.’ The pride that goes with being the best never goes away. Earning the title of US Marine is, and will always be, what I am most proud of to this day. It defines who I am.”

-Corporal Zach Craig, US Marine Corps and Critical Care Registered Nurse

For more information about a career with us, visit CovenantCareers.com.


Veteran Community

HonorAir Knoxville

Covenant Health is a proud sponsor of HonorAir Knoxville, a program that has flown more than 3,700 local veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Veterans Day paradeWe also sponsor the annual Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit, a motivational day to celebrate and honor female veterans for their military service. In addition to spending time and networking with other veterans and their families, the event provides information about veteran/military-friendly faith congregations, physical and mental health resources, and suicide prevention training, plus information on VA benefits and community programs for veterans. The event is open to both female and male veterans, as well as to the public.