VAIHCS Nurses Week Celebration - VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois
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VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois

 

VAIHCS Nurses Week Celebration

Excellence in Nursing Award Winners

Pictured left to right: Janetta Brown, NA; Diana Munson, BSN, RN; Frances Hernandez, LPN; Karon Smithers, RN and Alesia Coe, Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the nation’s largest single employer of nurses, joins the American Nurses Association in honoring America’s nurses dedicated to saving lives and maintaining the health of millions of individuals during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

This year’s National Nurses Week theme is “Nurses Leading the Way” and VA health care facilities throughout the country will pay tribute to their 90,000 nurses who VA Illiana Health Care System Director Japhet Rivera describes “as the compassionate backbone of VA’s world-class health care system.”

VAIHCS is proud to honor the Secretary’s 2014 Excellence in Nursing Award winners:

Registered Nurse in an Expanded Role: Diane Munson, BSN, RN, Local Recipient
Registered Nurse in a Clinical Role: Karon Smithers, RN, Local Recipient
Licensed Practical Nurse: Frances Hernanded, LPN, Local and VISN 11 Recipient
Nursing Assistant: Janetta Brown, NA, Local and VISN 11 Recipient

Please see attachment with information on each award recipient

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