Swisslog’s Sliver Receives DoD Patriot Award

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The Patriot Award is bestowed upon deserving individuals and businesses by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense

Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced that Gary Sliver has received the Patriot Award. Sliver is the director of System Applications at Swisslog Healthcare Solutions North America.

The Patriot Award is bestowed upon deserving individuals and businesses by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense. It was created to publicly recognize employers for employment policies and practices that are supportive of their employees’ participation in the National Guard and Reserve. All active members of the Guard and Reserve are eligible to nominate their employers for the Patriot Award.

Sliver was nominated by Ted Delgado, a Swisslog sales support engineer and a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. In the nomination application, Delgado wrote: “Every time that I have requested military leave, Gary has been very accommodating. He makes every attempt to manage my work load so I can better assist the Navy in whatever work they need me to do. He exemplifies the very best qualities not only as a manager, but also as a leader.”

Because Sliver received the Patriot Award, Swisslog is now eligible to be considered for the next level of recognition, the Above and Beyond Award, when the ESGR awards board convenes in October. Given in limited numbers, this award recognizes employers at the state and local level that have exceeded legal requirements in providing support for their Guard and Reserve employees.

Sliver, a former U.S. Army officer and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, said, “Having personally served in Iraq alongside members of our Guard and Reserve forces, I am more than aware of the critical role they play in the defense of our country. Accordingly, I am pleased and proud, both as an employer and a freedom-loving American, to support my employees’ efforts to serve this great country just as millions of citizen-soldiers like them have done for more than 250 years.”

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is the leading supplier of logistics automation solutions for healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed automated materials transport and medication management systems in more than 3,000 hospitals around the world, including more than 2,000 in North America. Swisslog offers total systems design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete supply chain management approach to the logistics challenges of hospitals. The North American division of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is based in Denver, Colo. Stay connected with Swisslog Healthcare Solutions on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Swisslog

Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.

Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries rely on.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2,000 staff in about 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit


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