Navigation Links
VA Honors Top Nurses
Date:5/12/2008

Peake: VA Nurses Are 'the Compassionate Heart' of System

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the nation's largest single employer of nurses, marked National Nurses Week by honoring six of its top professionals.

"VA nurses are the compassionate heart of VA's world-class health care system," stated Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake. "A great deal of our reputation comes from the personal, one-on-one interaction between these health care givers and our veterans-patients."

With more than 64,000 nursing professionals, VA has one of the largest nursing staffs of any health care system in the world. The Department's 43,000 registered nurses, 12,000 licensed practical nurses and vocational nurses, and 9,000 nursing assistants provide comprehensive, complex and compassionate care to the nation's veterans.

Five nursing staff members recognized by Peake with the "Secretary's Award for Excellence" include:

-- Nursing assistant Shirley Cutler from East Orange, N.J.;

-- Nurse administrator Tina Lund from Minneapolis;

-- Registered nurse Joy Edvalson from Los Angeles;

-- Licensed professional nurse Lenora Scroggins from Topeka, Kan.; and

-- Registered nurse Natalie Russell from Columbia, Mo.

Michael M. Lawson, director of VA's Boston Healthcare System, was cited for his support for nurses, including their professional development, recruiting and retention.

Traditionally, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. For more information about VA's nursing program, go to http://www.va.gov/nursing.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. CVS Caremark Honors Heroes in Womens Health
2. New United States Postal Service stamp honors an American scientist
3. Cadient Group Continues Winning Streak; Receives Multiple Honors at 2008 Pharmaceutical Advertising and Marketing Excellence Awards
4. NAMI Honors Exemplary Psychiatrists: 30 Doctors From 21 States
5. U.S. Fund for UNICEF Honors Volunteers With PRESIDENTS VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
6. Association Honors Top Volunteers, Staff Member at Washington, D.C. Meeting
7. American Airlines Honors Flight Attendants at Golden Heart Awards Ceremony
8. The Changing Face of Medicine: National Medical Fellowships Annual Awards Gala Honors Three Fellows
9. American Specialty Health and INSPIRIS Win Top Honors in URACs Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
10. The Zonta Club of Essex County honors Rutgers College of Nursings Rachel Jones
11. Breaking Boundaries Program Honors Colorectal Cancer Survivors for Outstanding Leadership Achievements
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Recently, one of the ... LunaDress Prom Shop has introduced its new collection ... offering big discounts on all its prom dresses & ... LunaDress insists on providing top quality dress products and ... is considered as one of the best prom dresses ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... AlignLife of Norton Shores is spreading Christmas ... time helping people get their health back. Mission for ... serving those persons in Muskegon County who are unable to ... of life. Dr. Michael Rykse wanted to do a Toy ... and he knew he found that when he heard what ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 Parker & ... of heating, cooling, plumbing and other similar home contractor ... 2014 with regard to its expert contracting services. The ... leader that has been serving Arizona for well over ... providing the absolute best in quality customer service to ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... SCI explores disability in sports ... barriers for disabled athletes with Aaron Scheidies , ... condition called juvenile macular degeneration, where he loses his ... his athletic ambitions to his vision and how he ... pioneer the way for other blind and visually impaired ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 As testosterone therapy ... attacks, stroke and blood clots from using testosterone products ... new study shows that the male hormone testosterone may ... a study published in the Proceedings of the National ... examined a group of male rats with naturally occurring ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Prom Dresses From One Of The Best Prom Dresses Online Shops, LunaDress Prom Shop 2Health News:AlignLife of Norton Shores Makes a Brighter Christmas for Kids in Muskegon 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 3Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 2Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4
... , TONBRIDGE, England, Aug. 21 Medicine ... deteriorate and even being admitted to hospital, a Chemist+Druggist (C+D) survey ... community pharmacies that responded, almost a third said patients had already ... , , Pharmacists have reported growing difficulty getting ...
... , TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 21 Natural Health ... called NaturalPedia.com. , , NaturalPedia.com combines the wisdom of ... displaying collections of knowledge on specific topics such as " chl ... D ". , , NaturalPedia also pairs two-term concepts ...
... way the brain responds to music , FRIDAY, Aug. ... enjoyable activities is a common sign of depression -- ... see in the brain. , When listening to ... regions of the brain that are involved with experiencing ...
... , Global health organization PSI helps contestants ... NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug. 21 The Miss Universe contestants ... Condom Olympics - tossing water-filled condoms to test their strength and ... HIV infection. The games are part of an HIV peer ...
... ... ... 2009 -- MesoRC.com, an online community and resource center developed to assist those affected ... of valuable information with the introduction of Twitter. The goal is to provide an ...
... , LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 Burner ... Energy-X, a new lip balm that delivers an effective and healthier alternative ... calories, Energy-X provides the energy boost consumers want without the added calories ... is applied directly on the lips and is therefore absorbed faster into ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Distressed Patients Suffer Panic Attacks as UK Medicine Stocks Hit by Shortages, Chemist+Druggist Reveals 2Health News:New Online Health Encyclopedia NaturalPedia.com Distills Knowledge From Industry's Top Authors 2Health News:Depression's Effect on Pleasure Is Real 2Health News:Miss Universe Contestants Enter Condom Olympics to Tackle HIV 2Health News:Miss Universe Contestants Enter Condom Olympics to Tackle HIV 3Health News:Mesothelioma Resource Center Enters Twitter World 2Health News:Energy-X Lip Balm Delivers Wake-Up Call to Consumers 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... marketplace, innovative consumer research and marketing communication tools ... rich and globally competitive – consequently consumers, desires, ... In this environment, market research groups across ... research and marketing communication tools. However, the adoption ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 Somewhere between dropping five ... was forgotten. But Audicus , a next-generation hearing ... this new year. Hearing loss is the ... population, though it is often unaddressed. Forty-eight million Americans ... a hearing aid, mainly due to price. Hearing aids ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... CITY, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 Capnia, ... the development of medical diagnostics based on its ... gas flow, today announced financial results for the ... 2014. "Following the completion of our ... positioned to maximize the recently initiated CoSense® commercial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Study Uncovers New Tools and Techniques for Understanding Consumer Decision Making 2Audicus Will Help People Resolve to Hear Better in 2015 2Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8
... FALLS, N.J., Aug. 31, 2011 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. ... A. Krakauer, President & CEO, will be presenting at the ... is scheduled for 11:15 AM EDT on Tuesday, September 13, ... City, with a Q & A session immediately following the ...
... Prix Galien USA Committee, responsible for awarding the most ... that Dr. Paul Farmer will be awarded the 2011 ... Galien USA Award Ceremony.  The annual award presentation accompanies ... made innovative contributions to biopharmaceutical and medical technology research ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dr. Paul Farmer Selected as 2011 Pro Bono Humanum Honoree by Prix Galien USA 2
Olsen bayonet forceps, designed by Mr. Olsen in a configuration with 3 holes to make them lighter, more flexible, and also to ensure maximum grip for different procedures where there is limited acces...
Angulated, blunt and pointed tips....
Pointed, 12 cm long....
All Bovie LLETZ Loop and Square electrodes feature tungsten wire for superior shape and integrity throughout the excision procedure. They use a standard 3/32" (2.3 mm) shaft....
Medicine Products: