Mission: To provide our patients and customers with valued rehabilitative products and services in a caring and professional manner, while maintaining a rewarding atmosphere for our associates and investors.
Over the last 150 years, Hanger has successfully grown into a thriving national organization with 4,900+employees who collectively help those with many different types of physical challenges overcome obstacles and lead productive, independent lives.
James Edward Hanger never saw it coming during the early hours of June 3, 1861, as he stood guard in Philippi, Virginia, just before the first land battle of the American Civil War. He didn't know it then, but a devastating injury and excruciating leg amputation would be the start of a grand legacy of revolutionary healthcare innovations and therapeutic solutions.
Many know of the iconic inventions that came out of the Civil War, including the telegraph, the first aerial reconnaissance in the form of hot air balloons, long-range weaponry and iron clad ships. But it's a lesser-known medical advancement that paved the way for the restoration of mobility to millions – the first articulating prosthetic knee joint.
More than 150 years ago, Hanger, Inc. was founded by the first above-knee amputee of the Civil War as a local company specializing in prosthetic devices.
Hanger, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment to all qualified individuals. All conditions of employment are administered without discrimination due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.
Hanger is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or harassment because of race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, special disabled veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. The Company will comply fully with all applicable state or local fair employment laws that forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of other protected characteristics.
We feel that there are many advantages to being a part of the Hanger family, but perhaps the best testament comes from employees themselves.
Area Clinic Manager, Waterville, ME
“Why do I work at Hanger? There are many reasons, but the most important is the opportunity to network with more than 1,300+ other clinicians across the nation. I can get expert advice whenever I need it, giving my patients better outcomes. On extremely complicated cases I can tap into a national specialist who can work directly with the patient. Smaller companies just don’t have that kind of clinical depth.
As the largest orthotic and prosthetic company in the nation, we have access to so many resources, including an internal research and development team. We’re on top of the latest technologies and can share those with our patients. That means I can be a better clinician.
I also really like the fact that each Hanger Clinic is locally managed. It’s like the best of both worlds: the resources and support of a large national company combined with the atmosphere of a small, local office.
Area Administrative Manager
Why did I choose Hanger Clinic? When I did my interview, my prospective boss asked me if I thought I would stay at Hanger Clinic long-term. My answer to him was “Yes, if you keep me challenged”. Well he has followed through and so have I---I’ve been here five years. It seems that whenever I feel my work becoming a little humdrum, Hanger Clinic offers me a challenge that I cannot refuse. Every day is a chance for me to learn and my greatest reward is when a member of my staff says “Wow…I learned something new today!”
When I see our patients from across the country leading normal lives with orthotics and prosthetics from Hanger Clinic, I feel so proud that I am part of that process. We are innovatively working every single day for the good of our patients. Everyone at Hanger Clinic gets to see and be part of those outcomes either at our yearly Education Fair, working in one of our offices, or by watching one of our promotional videos. In terms of career development, we have training materials on our intranet, excellent training programs, and tremendous corporate support. Where else would you go to work and get all of that?
Stephen Mandacina, CP, FAAOP
National Director, Upper Limb Program
There are many reasons why I enjoy working at Hanger, yet one reason stands above all others: the quality of clinicians I work with throughout the U.S. Hanger Clinic orthotists and prosthetists take pride in the patient care they provide, and it shows. As I travel across the country I meet many people who express how their clinician went above and beyond to provide excellent care. It wasn’t just that the clinicians worked later or harder…it was the extra effort they invested to research and learn new designs, clinical techniques, and components. It is wonderful to be part of a network of hundreds of clinicians who learn from each other and work together to provide the best care available.
There’s no question that Hanger Clinic clinicians are the most experienced and knowledgeable in the field. Their expertise shows in patients who achieve high levels of function and success with their orthotic and prosthetic devices.
Full-time employees working 40 hours per week are eligible to participate in the following Hanger, Inc. benefit plans:
• Comprehensive, low-cost medical, prescription, vision and dental insurance for employees and eligible dependents
• Orthotic/prosthetic care for eligible employees and eligible dependants (medical plan rules and medical necessity guidelines may apply)
• Life insurance up to 1X salary
• Supplemental life insurance at low group rates
• Spouse and child life insurance at low group rates
• Short term disability insurance
• Long term disability insurance at low group rates
• Paid annual vacation
• Two floating holidays
• Paid annual sick leave
• Paid annual holidays
• Health Care Flexible Spending Account (employee funded)
• Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (employee funded)
• 401(k) with company paid matching contributions
Part-time employees working 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in most of the above programs as well.
Our commitment to helping people grow and thrive extends beyond the many patients we are serving. It also stretches past the career opportunities we offer our nationwide team of professionals. We believe that community involvement is a vital part of corporate responsibility. That’s why we’re always looking for unique opportunities to invest part of our success back into events, organizations and individuals who are working for the greater good.
Here’s a Sampling of our Efforts
Hanger is proud to be a major sponsor of the yearly Endeavor Games for challenged athletes. The Endeavor Games bring people together from all over the U. S. and several foreign countries to compete in archery, basketball, bocce, field, power lifting, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis and track. The games are modeled after the Paralympics and include blind, amputee, and wheelchair-bound athletes.
Hanger is a sponsor for the San Diego Triathlon Challenge, a primary fundraising event for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). We also sponsor athletes to participate in this event. The San Diego Triathlon Challenge is a Half Ironman distance event featuring world-class challenged athletes, professional triathletes, celebrities and other able-bodied participants on one of the most scenic courses in the country. This is just one of the ways the CAF works to support people with physical disabilities so they can pursue physical fitness and competitive athletics.
Hanger offices in the northeastern U.S. support the yearly charity race Swim Across the Sound, a 25-kilometer swim from Long Island to Connecticut. Participants are amateur solo swimmers and relay teams who raise pledges to help cancer patients, their families, and 34 cancer prevention, screening and education programs. The first and only all-amputee relay team, Team Hanger, is a group of Hanger employees and patients that have raised more than $40,000 for this event.
Whether it’s a national event, or a local track meet or golf tournament, we lend our support to a variety of efforts that promote good health and accomplishment for our patients and others. We also work on a national and local level to sponsor challenged athletes, many of whom have gone on to compete in such prestigious events as the Paralympic Games.
Besides our commitment to physical fitness and active lifestyles, we’re also involved in more humanitarian efforts. Hanger team members participate in mission trips to parts of the world that are ravaged by poverty and war. They have provided prosthetic care to people in India, Africa, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and other places where limb loss is common yet prosthetic care is not widely available. Our local offices often partner with private organizations like Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, and foundations such as Limbs for Life, to provide prosthetic and orthotic devices to Americans who cannot afford to pay for them.
I have been working at Hanger full-time (More than 10 years)
Most resources in the industry
Great local collaboration
Access to the newest technology
Rapidly changing healthcare environment challenged organization
Advice to Management
Keep focus on adapting for the future
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Hanger (Austin, TX) in January 2014.
It was a short interview with mid level management. Very low key. The main focus was to find if my skill set matches my resume and if I could function adequately in the environment
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