UnityPoint Health - Trinity Director Receives Patriot Award

Mary Petersen, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Behavioral Health Services of Robert Young Center is the latest recipient of the Patriot Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. ESGR, a Department of Defense sponsored organization, is dedicated to easing the transition for active duty military personnel and veterans into civilian life and advocates for active duty military personnel rights. 

ESGR works to recognize passionate civilians across the nation who support service men and women. The Patriot Award is an honor given to employers who exceed the requirements established by the Uniformed Services Employment, and Re-Employment Act (USERRA). 

Petersen was nominated by Director of Support Services for the Robert Young Center, Major Joseph Provateare. 

“Her stewardship has allowed me to be an active member of the Iowa National Guard, which in turn has aided me in furthering my military education, and participating in military operations to include state emergencies,” Provateare says. “Mary routinely recognizes my military accomplishments to others and encourages their support. Her efforts have demonstrated a military friendly employer that I’m proud to be part of.”