At Vera, we’re dedicated to providing meaningful, whole person care to the patients we serve. Our team is key to the fulfillment of that mission. Because of this, we’re committed to creating an environment where employees learn from and inspire one another, are truly supported in their work, and have the ability to make a real impact on the health of members.
This culture of empathy and support has resulted in an atmosphere where team members across every department are glad to represent Vera and help us grow. We’re proud to be a company where so many employees have brought in great referrals to join us in the health revolution.
Meet Kindal and Dr. Holman
Kindal Andrews, APRN and Dr. John Holman were close colleagues for five years at Carson Tahoe Minden Medical Center. Kindal shares that “Dr. Holman and I were getting burned out with the fee-for-service model, and we discussed Vera’s advanced primary care (APC) model. As primary care providers, we want to give quality, evidence-based care to our patients, but it is difficult when you see over 20 patients a day.”
Dr. Holman decided to join a team at Vera and found the environment was one in which he felt both valued and respected. He decided to refer Kindal because “Kindal is a very intelligent, hard working, and diligent provider who connects well with patients. I knew she would fit in well with patients and staff.”
“I trusted Dr. Holman’s advice to apply to have a more balanced home and work life,” shares Kindal. “After doing my own research on Vera, their values aligned with my values.”
“I loved the concept of the APC model. The model promotes optimal patient outcomes while decreasing healthcare costs.”
Kindal is happy with her decision to join Vera. “Everyone at Vera has been so welcoming. I received a thorough orientation from a variety of knowledgeable staff. I feel like I am not just another number at Vera but a valuable employee.”
Meet Colleen and Heather
Heather Compton referred Colleen Steinhauser to Vera after the two worked as nurse recruiters on the same team for Cielo Talent. Colleen says, “We are both passionate about finding the best talent for the institutions we work for. We often discussed moving into roles that would allow us to mentor and shape new recruiters and also design and manage recruitment programs that would allow us to bring that top tier talent we were always searching for to our client.”
When Heather began working for Vera in 2021, she felt welcomed from the very beginning. “I thought Colleen would be a perfect fit for Vera because I knew of her work ethic, her skills as a recruiter and as a collaborator,” she says. “I knew if she learned about Vera and what it represents, she would love the company as much as I do.”
According to Colleen, “I loved Vera’s philosophy! Being able to find exceptional candidates and bring them to Vera seemed like a dream job for me.”
“We really do walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to caring about our patients and each other. I’m 100% convinced I made the right decision joining Vera and I’m looking forward to what’s to come!”
“So far I have had a wonderful experience at Vera. Everyone (and I mean everyone) is so nice, so willing to help, and so welcoming.”
Meet Marianne and Dr. Swiggum
Marianne Kartchner, ARNP and Dr. Kristina Swiggum worked together at a private internal medicine practice for nine years, sharing a patient panel and collaborating daily. Marianne says, “We often discussed ways to improve patient care and the patient experience. We also value one another as individuals and what we bring to the clinic.”
Dr. Swiggum discovered Vera and determined that the company values and emphasis on patient care and employee satisfaction were appealing. She joined and decided to refer Marianne for an open position because she is “adaptable, knowledgeable, and always willing to help. She is independent and I trust her medical knowledge, clinical skills, and judgment.”
Marianne was excited about coming to work at Vera, stating that “I believe in the concept of APC and wanted to return to a model that felt fulfilling and beneficial to patients.”
“I believe Vera shares that vision.”
She adds, “I love my team at 6th and Washington. This is an incredible group of people — dedicated and positive.”
Work with people you know and trust
At Vera, we're committed to building an environment that fully empowers and supports our employees. Beyond taking care of them and ensuring their satisfaction at work, we acknowledge they are our best ambassadors to help Vera grow. It's important that they’re excited to share their experiences with others.
We’re always on the lookout for good people to join the health revolution, including providers, allied staff members, Vera whole health coaches, and other experienced professionals who are motivated to change lives through better healthcare.
Editor's Note: This is an updated version of the original post published on October 8, 2019.