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Patriot Award

By May 14, 2021August 24th, 2023Community Spotlight

Florida Orthopaedic Institute Received the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense

Temple Terrace, Florida – Florida Committee Chair for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Rita M. Broadway, MG, USA, Retired announced that Lesley Drovie of Florida Orthpaedic Institute, Temple Terrace, Florida received the Department of Defense Patriot Award for her support of the Guard and Reserve members that work for the organization. The award was requested by Florida Army National Guard Staff Sergeant James Taylor. The award was presented to Ms. Drovie by Vice Chair FLESGR Committee, Roger Trout, LTC, USAR, Retired. SSG Taylor stated: “Lesley Drovie and Florida Orthopaedic gave me a sense of well being and comfort when I left for active duty with no worry or feeling anxious about not being at work. They always understood not just my commitment to serving my country but my wife’s sacrifices as she recently retired from the Air Force.”

Shown in the photo and participating in the presentation were left to right Lesley Drovie, Award Recipient, Roger Trout Vice Chair, Florida ESGR, and Christa Palmer, Human Resources Generalist.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense program established in 1972. The mission of ESGR is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflict through mediation. ESGR volunteers provide free education, consultation, and if necessary, mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees. As the 35 thousand members of the National Guard and Reserve in Florida and Nationally 1.3 million members continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions that require extraordinary actions on the part of everyday citizens, ESGR will continue to be the informational agency for the employers of citizen warriors. Visit this website for more information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities that are available, or by calling Roger Trout of the Florida ESGR Committee, at (571)275-8980

FOI is often recognized for its exceptional care of our patients. We are now being recognized for the care of our staff members currently in the military. We are proud to receive this award but are even more proud of our employee service men and women.