2017 Nurses Week theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit” - Syracuse VA Medical Center
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Syracuse VA Medical Center


2017 Nurses Week theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit”

May 12, 2017

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Contact:          Robert McLean, Public Affairs Officer                      

Phone:             (315) 425-2422

Mobile:            (315) 956-1394

E-mail: Robert.Mclean@va.gov


Syracuse VA Medical Center

Celebrates National Nurses Week May 8-12

2017 Nurses Week theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit”


            Syracuse, NY-The Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation’s largest single employer of nurses, joined the American Nurses Association in honoring America’s nurses dedicated to saving lives and maintaining the health of millions of individuals, including our nation’s heroes, during National Nurses Week, May 8-12.


The Syracuse VA honored the many roles nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to our Veterans and their families at a Nurses Excellence Award Ceremony Thursday, May 11th. .


Syracuse VA Medical Center honored for their extraordinary care for our Veterans   were:

RN                                              Laurie Felshaw

RN in an Expanded Role             Evelyn Diaz

LPN                                             Kimberly Loomis

Health Care Technician              Claude Shaw      


Nurse Executive Cheryl Czajkowski said, “As health care becomes increasingly more complex, we are thankful for all you do. Day in and day out, each of you serve Veterans with your knowledge, skill, and compassion, leaving impressions that last a lifetime. Through your work, you embody our ICARE values: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. Simply put, I believe VA nurses are the best nurses in the world”.      


For more about VA nurses check the Web at http://www.va.gov/nursing. For information about nursing opportunities at the Syracuse VA, contact Charlene Young, MSN, RN at (315) 425-3851 by e-mail at Charlene.Young@va.gov.