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Letter to the editor: Nurses lead the way

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12:01 am

I am very pleased to recognize an extraordinary group of employees at VA Northern Indiana Health Care System who dedicate their many skills, talents and expertise in caring for veterans with genuine compassion: our nursing staff.

As we celebrated National Nurses Week (May 6-12) with the national theme “Nurses Lead The Way,” let us be reminded that VA Northern Indiana Health Care System has more than 500 nurses within our facility who have worked hard to earn degrees of varying levels for the direct care they provide. Our nurses take the job of helping and healing to new heights.

This ever-changing VA offers many challenges in how we deliver health care. However, our nursing staff remains the constant in a sea of change by helping veterans achieve optimal health outcomes. Nurses work to ease the burdens our veterans experience, ensuring they receive their care with respect and dignity. Nurses truly show their care and concern for those we are so privileged to serve.

We applaud your loyalty, commitment and enthusiasm for the profession we are so glad you chose. I would like to thank all the nurses not only in the VA but also in our local communities as well for their dedication and devotion to such a caring profession of taking care of our loved ones.

Denise M. Deitzen, director, Northern Indiana Health Care System