Atrium Health appreciates Veterans and our shared commitment to service. We recognize military service members and their spouses are positioned to provide innovative leadership and professional expertise that contribute to our mission to provide quality care to our patients, their families and the communities we serve. Therefore, Atrium Health has a comprehensive military and veteran engagement strategy.  

Serving, Supporting and Celebrating

This Veterans Day season, we celebrate veterans and military service members in a number of ways. We are thankful for their service and dedication.

  • Veterans Parade: Join other veterans from Atrium Health and other Charlotte organizations for the Veterans Parade. November 10 at 11 a.m. at North Tryon Street. This event is open to family and friends. All veterans, current military service members, and military supporters are welcome. Registration is not required, but participating in the Parade counts as volunteer hours. Log on to Atrium Health Serves, > Quick Links > Find a Project > Enter 1000080060 to log your hours for the Veterans Parade.
  • Veterans Breakfast: Invites have been sent out to this veteran teammates-only event. If you have questions, please email Aaron Harper.
  • Military Networking Event: Attend to learn more about career opportunities for veterans. This event is open to veterans and military service members in the community (including Atrium Health teammates). Registration is required for this event, which takes place on November 12.

Cards for the Troops

Those serving in the United States Military have given up great personal freedoms to help protect our country. Atrium Health recognizes the sacrifice of our nation’s service members, and in 2017, we sent 110,000 hand-written cards to military service members all over the world. Anyone can participate in our Cards for the Troops Program. It is an easy-to-do service project for teams, and makes a big impact on the service members who receive the cards. For more information, please see the Cards for the Troops Instructions.


Thank Them for Their Service

Saying ‘thank you’ can have a big impact on veterans and military service members. The Recognition & Rewards Platform offers several eCards to choose from to show your gratitude for a veteran’s sacrifices.

Send an eCard to a Veteran


One Team – One Mission System Resource Group

The Veteran & Military System Resource Group (SRG) at Atrium Health is a group of veteran and active-duty military teammates, their families & allies. It is designed to support military-affiliated teammates, and promote the unique characteristics of those who are serving, have served, or have a loved one who has served. To learn more about One Team – One Mission, please visit the System Resource Groups page.



Atrium Health has an award-winning veteran & military strategy. We are proud of our service members, and value the unique experience and dedication to team they bring to the table. We have implemented best practices and initiatives that have earned us several national awards, several of which are given out by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Top 10 Military Friendly Employer, 2019

Atrium Health has been recognized as the #1 Military Friendly Employer in the U.S. for our commitment and support of active duty and military veteran teammates (Non-profit/Government category).

Additional recognition: Military Friendly Employer, 2016, 2017

Military Friendly Spouse Employer, 2016 & 2017

Atrium Health was recognized with this award for our commitment and support of active duty and military veteran spouses.


Patriot Award, 2017

Presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, this individual award was given to Misty Wheeler, a nurse manager in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Carolinas Medical Center, for her outstanding support of her direct report, Aaron Rankin, and his NC Air National Guard schedule, service and leave.

Freedom Award, 2016

This is the highest recognition given to employers by the U.S. Government. More than 2,400 employers were nominated for this award. Out of that number, we were one of 15 in the nation to be recognized with this high honor. In the 20 years since this program was initiated, only 200 awards have been presented.

Pro Patria Award, 2016

In North Carolina, this is the highest award presented by Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve. There are only 3 winners in North Carolina each year. We won the award in the non-profit/government category.

Above & Beyond Award, 2016

Presented by NC Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, this award is given to employers who go “above and beyond” in supporting active duty and veteran employees.

Top 25 U.S. Employee Resource Group, 2016

Award given by PRISM International for the One Team – One Mission System Resource Group.

Spouse Patriot Award, 2015

Presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, this individual award was given to Jon Joffe, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, for his support of his direct report, Aaron Harper, and his wife during her National Guard duties.