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Veterans and active military

At Advocate Aurora Health, we’re committed to building a community and culture veterans can be proud to work in. We value the experience you gained through your military experience and appreciate the sacrifices you and your family have made. We’re here to help you transition to civilian employment and help you use the resourcefulness, project management skills and leadership attributes you grew in the military, so you can thrive in your career while strengthening our team.

We encourage team members throughout the organization to use their voice to help us improve care, both for patients and team members. Our more than 2,500 team members who have shared their veteran status and active military team members continue to provide insights and ideas for how we can evolve our programs to best meet their needs, as well as those of potential future team members.

Our Team Members

“The skills I gained through the Air National Guard although not directly transferable still made me qualified and experienced in my internship which allowed me to succeed in my position.”

– Karoline Koth
US Air National Guard

Translating skills to civilian jobs

In her training for the Air National Guard, Karoline developed research and critical thinking skills specific to military operations. In her role in the Guard, she takes large amounts of data and turns it into something comprehendible for her customers. She was able to use this skill in her recruitment marketing internship even though the type of information, sources and customers were completely different.

Her internship manager, Jessica Summerfield, appreciated her attention to detail, resourcefulness and ability to distill information into organized, easy-to-understand communication – skills that she’s been able to develop and grow through her military duties.

“She was able to hit the ground running as a summer intern and complete a significant project in just eight weeks! We’re grateful to have her on our team and for the experiences she brought to the role.”

We’re making an impact for veterans

2,500

veteran team members

12

passionate team members in our Veterans Committee

69%

female veteran team members

Military FAQ

If I’m in the reserve/guard and get called for duty, will Advocate Aurora allow me flexibility?

Yes. We’re thankful for your service and will do all we can to accommodate your schedule. We ask that you inform your immediate supervisor as soon as possible so we can make arrangements.

Can I apply to work at Advocate Aurora if I’m still in the military?

Yes. You can apply at any time. When you connect with a member of the recruiting team, be sure to let them know of your end service date.

Do I need a physical copy of my DD214?

No. You don’t need to submit any formal documentation of your military service in order to be employed with us or to receive any of our benefits.

If I’m called to deploy for service, will I be able to keep my position?

While we likely will need to find a replacement for your position while you’re serving, when you return, you’ll be able to return to your position or one of a similar title and pay.

I have other questions about my application. Who can help?

For additional frequently asked questions or for more information about our application, interview and onboarding processes, visit our applicant resources page.

Our leaders

“Advocate Aurora affords you the opportunity to work on multiple projects and assume additional responsibilities when ready. They’re always willing to offer stretch assignments and support is always available.”

– Javier Medero

US Navy Veteran

Meet Javier

Navy veteran Javier Medero, Director of Surgical Services and Digestive Health, feels supported as a leader and military veteran. He learned skills as a hospital corpsman surgical technologist that helped him transition into a surgical role in civilian life. The selflessness, discipline, focus and emotional intelligence he also honed through his military ex