Chad Price and MAKO Medical Receive a Medallion Award from the US Department of Labor for Hiring Veterans


MAKO Medical has garnered a well-deserved reputation for giving jobs to veterans and reservists. CEO Chad Price announced in February 2020 that the company was being singled out for efforts with the Medallion Award. Learn more about how MAKO Medical has contributed to the financial success of this deserving bracket.

The HIRE Vets Act

In 2017, the Secretary of Labor was required to design a program that recognized employers who recruited, employed, and retained veterans. This was a part of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act 2017 (HIRE Vets Act) signed into law by President Trump.

The US Department of Labor uses the following criteria:

  • Number of new veteran hires
  • Training/special programs for veterans
  • Leadership opportunities for veterans
  • Retention of veterans over the course of at least 12 months

Veterans bring enormous wealth to companies who can see their value, yet they’re often overlooked by employers for a variety of reasons. The regulations encourage employers to utilize their leadership skills, loyalty, and determination. The HIRE Vets Act also allows vets to identify which companies are most likely to help them advance their careers.

The Medallion award signifies that MAKO Medical has gone the extra mile for veterans. As an employer, they’re doing far more than just hiring those who have served. Instead of providing a standard 9 to 5 job, MAKO Medical is a team that supports its employees however they need.

Whole Divisions

Price has dedicated entire divisions of the company that will only hire veterans. This is not just a way to honor service members who have defended our country so bravely, but a way to strengthen the company from within.

Military members are trained to handle immense pressure, performing with grace in challenging situations that would be impossible for many people. By nature, the healthcare industry is fast-paced and chaotic.

When the pandemic hit, the company had to change tack quickly from traditional testing to COVID testing to help the larger community. There’s no need to describe how important public welfare is to military members. Employees immediately understood why it was necessary to alter their routines and adjust to the new normal.

MAKO Medical has built programs that are designed to utilize the skills of the National Guard and veterans to help patients in multiple states. The efficacy of these programs shines through in the productivity data. To date, the company has processed millions of COVID-19 tests alone. It’s an immense accomplishment that has touched countless lives across the nation.

Veteran Programs at MAKO Medical

The healthcare industry has unfortunately accepted many of its inefficiencies, with plenty of professionals shrugging them off as just the way things are. MAKO Medical is challenging these assertions with its services, and a big part of effectively accomplishing this goal is hiring the right staff members.

Veterans and healthcare might not seem like they go hand-in-hand. However, this is a motivated and highly skilled workforce that many employers are simply ignoring. Service members are required to learn on the job, picking up information and techniques that it might take others months to learn. They have the ability to work under extreme pressure, able to maintain a positive attitude even when the odds look bleak.

It’s why MAKO Medical has created leadership, recruiting, and training programs for veterans, giving them the skills they need to quickly establish themselves in their role. It also allows more opportunities for veterans to move up in the company.

Chad Price has long recognized the value of these programs, as they address the specific concerns of veterans and provide tools to help them hit the ground running. The CEO has always had the big picture of healthcare in mind, long before he even officially entered the industry.

About Chad Price and MAKO Medical

Companies that are devoted to shareholders often disregard the humanity right in front of them. MAKO Medical was created to subvert the value of the dollar to find the value behind its staff and the larger community. The company’s larger mission is to fund nonprofits and charities, employ veterans, and support Christian missionaries around the globe. As the company increases in value, so too does their ability to help others.

Chad Price’s enterprise now supports more than 470 charities in the US and is active with a variety of nonprofits. MAKO Medical employs hundreds of veterans and continues to hire more. Recently, the company launched new pharmacy services. Known as MakoRx, the new branch will give that many more veterans the chance to get ahead.


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