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Department of Labor Honors Healthcare Start-up Mako Medical for Military Programs

By Ken Briodagh
December 11, 2019

According to a recent announcement, the U.S. Department of Labor has recognized Mako Medical for their extensive programs focused on military veterans.

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act) requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ and retain veterans. The criteria for winning the award includes the number of veterans hired, the number of veterans retained for at least 12 months, the number of new hires that were veterans, training programs implemented to help veterans, leadership opportunities during employment for veterans and special programs built for veterans employed at the company.

Mako Medical recently was recognized in Washington, D.C. for all of the veteran programs it has built. “From day one, our team decided we were going to carve out entire divisions of Mako Medical and only hire military veterans,” said Adam Price, co-founder and executive for military programs, Mako Medical. “Being a veteran myself and a current member of the National Guard, I know firsthand the need for these types of programs.”

Today, Mako employs hundreds of veterans and has built training programs, recruiting programs, and leadership programs for the veterans on the team. “It is just one small way for us to thank those that have faithfully served and defended this country. We are humbled and honored to be recognized for these programs and hope other companies will build similar ones. We will continue expanding these programs through new companies like MakoDNA, MakoRx, and Mako Logistics,” said Chad Price President of Mako Medical.

Mako Medical focuses on Laboratory and Pharmacy services around the country. Mako is known for its extensive community service, supporting over 400 local nonprofits and charities, hiring hundreds of military veterans and supporting over 80 Christian missionaries.


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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