SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, is proud to announce that Kandis Hooper, lead house manager at Sovereign Health, was awarded the Department of Defense "Patriot Award" by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Ms. Hooper was recognized for her contributions to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force.
Located near Camp Pendleton, Sovereign Health of San Clemente hires and treats active and reserve military men and women, along with their spouses. California Marine Corps Pfc. Waseem Assi nominated Kandis Hooper for the Patriot Award. With the assistance of Sovereign's operations team, along with the human resources department, Miss Hooper was able to hold Mr. Assi's position as a house manager until he was able to return from his tour of duty.
"These men and women serving our country are heroes. At a moment's notice their lives change so dramatically and they put themselves in harm's way. We at Sovereign Health will always support our military personnel and their families, and we are very thankful to have them on our staff," said Ms. Hooper.
The first in ESGR's series of awards is the Patriot Award. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors for support provided directly to the nominating service member and his or her family. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide range of measures, including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
Sovereign Health operates nine treatment facilities in five states: California, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Utah. The facilities are fully licensed and have been awarded Gold Seal accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation available in the behavioral health field.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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