Butler VA Health Care System
NEWS VA Honors Nurses
May 7, 2011
Published: May 7, 2011
Now through May 12 is National Nurses Week. We at VA Butler Healthcare honor the dedicated men and women considered to be the compassionate backbone of the veterans health care system — our nurses.
The theme of National Nurses Week 2011 is “Nurses: Trusted to Care,” and no one puts more conviction into the health care profession than VA nurses. VA is the nation’s largest single employer of nurses, and VA nurses lead their profession in education and training, clinical responsibility and research. And, their commitment comes from the VA’s mission — caring for our veterans.
VA nurses are integral and equal members of our health care team of professionals. No health care professional is closer to the veterans we care for than a VA nurse. Our patients rely on them for their compassion, and the VA relies on them for setting the highest clinical care standards. That reliance is well placed. VA’s recognition as a leader in health care, patient safety and research is due in large part to our nurses.
I am deeply proud to be associated with the nurses who serve veterans at VA Butler Healthcare and our nation’s 2.9 million registered nurses who work tirelessly to keep us well, and save lives around the clock every day.
Patricia Nealon, director VA