TriWest a Finalist for Hiring Our Heroes Award

Nov 07, 2011, 08:00 ET from TriWest Healthcare Alliance

PHOENIX, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance, a Phoenix-based Department of Defense healthcare contractor that serves military families in the western United States, is a national award finalist for its ongoing efforts to employ veterans and military spouses.

TriWest is up for the Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award, which is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 1st Annual Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Awards.

Winners will be announced November 10 in Washington D.C. TriWest joins BNSF Railway, PepsiCo, Walmart and VSE Corporation as finalists in the Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award category.

"We know first-hand the outstanding skills that veterans, military spouses, and National Guard and Reserve members bring to a team. They're dedicated, committed to the mission and willing to go that extra mile to accomplish goals," said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr. "Each day, we have the pleasure of seeing the positive impact that this population has on our overall mission to serve our customers—and we're honored to call them colleagues."

TriWest manages the military's TRICARE healthcare program for 2.9 million military members, retirees and their families in 21 western states. The company's On a Mission to Serve(SM) that promises to connect military families with high-quality, affordable health care from Missouri to Alaska.

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Hiring Our Heroes

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the awards to "begin a new tradition this year of recognizing specific businesses that have gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation," according to the Chamber's website.

For more information about the Hiring Our Heroes efforts and to learn more about the Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Awards, visit

About TriWest

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do "Whatever It Takes" to support the healthcare needs of 2.9 million members of America's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest provides access to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE West Region. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or visit for more information.

SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance