We understand that the transition from life in the military to civilian life can present a number of obstacles and challenges. While there are a number of aspects that will play a part in establishing yourself in your community, none may be more essential than your career. The culture at Harris Health System in many ways aligns with military culture, making our organization a natural fit for military veterans. Our commitment to serving our community is kindred to the unwavering commitment to serving our country exhibited by members of the military. You will find that the environment at Harris Health will allow you to put the skills and values you gained in the military to use and grow as a professional. We welcome you to explore all that Harris Health has to offer to you as a veteran of the armed forces.
As a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, our President and CEO George Masi is no stranger to the challenges and advantages of being a military veteran transitioning into civilian life. Mr. Masi served for twenty-seven years as a commissioned officer with the Army Medical Service Corps. After retiring from the military in 2001 Mr. Masi joined Harris Health System, serving as Administrator of Ben Taub Hospital and COO of the health system. He was originally drawn to Harris Health System by the mission driven nature of the organization which he felt was in line with military culture.
Mr. Masi feels as though coming from one mission driven organization to another made the transition from military to civilian life at Harris Health much more seamless. “In all the transition is not that difficult. At the end of the day it’s all about serving our community with high degree of patient and staff satisfaction.”
Communication amongst my peers at Harris Health System is very similar to how it was in the military. At Harris Health the teamwork environment and the way we identify the acuity of patients and get them to the correct places to treat them is very similar. Josh, Army- Combat Medic
As a sailor I did other things besides my assigned job and I was very used to performing other duties. At Harris Health I find myself in a similar situation where my peers as well as myself are all willing to perform duties outside of the scope of our jobs. Kevin, Navy
I feel as though there is a strong bond and sense of camaraderie amongst the military veterans at Harris Health and that support system is very helpful in transitioning from military to civilian life. Juan, Army
When I went through orientation I was impressed with the organization's strong values and how they were in line with the what I learned to live by during my time in the Air Force...Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do. Lourie, Air Force- Chief Nurse Executive
When I came to Harris Health System, I quickly noticed the great sense of family, dedication to a common goal and brotherhood amongst team members. Coming from one service oriented organization to another made for an easy transition from my military to civilian career. David, Army- Chief 1 Officer