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U.S. Army and Dignity Health Join Forces

BAKERSFIELD, CA - February 1, 2019 -

The U.S. Army and Dignity Health are scheduled to sign a partnership agreement on Thursday, February 21, 2019 as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program at 2:00 p.m., Kern County Veterans Service Department, 1120 Golden State Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia and federal, state and local public institutes. The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees Soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army. The PaYS Program provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.

The PaYS program is designed to help Soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline, and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help Soldiers forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage business owners to look to the Army as a plentiful and reliable recruiting source. Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 800 employers have partnered with the program.

Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony should RSVP to Darrel Sherman Chief, Advertising and Public Affairs, of the Central California Army Recruiting Battalion at (559) 676-8251 or [email protected]

Please provide the number of news team members/photographers who will attend. Interviews with participants will be possible following the ceremony.


About Dignity Health Mercy Hospital
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospital has a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive, robotic, and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Mercy Weight Loss Surgery Program, Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Publish date: 

Friday, February 01, 2019

Media Contact


Violeta Trujillo

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