Congratulations to Nicole Carmickle, practice manager at Saint John’s Physician Partners. Nicole was nominated for the Patriot Award and received it on January 25 during a special Zoom meeting with representatives of the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, Secretary of Defense and the Department of Defense, who collectively sponsor the award.

The Patriot Award is a prestigious recognition given to a manager who exhibits outstanding support to a servicemember employee. Roderick Hales-Hurtt, a patient care rep II at Nicole’s clinic, said he nominated Nicole for “unwavering support in my military commitments, even beyond my expectations.”

Hales-Hurtt serves in the California National Army Guard. Of her nomination, he wrote that “Nicole’s nomination exhibits an expression of my appreciation for her generous support. For example, she promptly approves my military leave requests, is very understanding of how military demands can change at a moment’s notice such as the L.A. unrest protests, and does it with selfless gratitude.”

Congratulations, Nicole, on this prestigious honor!