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Tucson VA Partners with Daisy Foundation to Honor Nurses

October 7, 2015

TUCSON, AZ –  Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) recently partnered with the Daisy Foundation to recognize nurses that provide exceptional care to Veterans at the Tucson VA.

The Daisy Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barns who died of complications due to an auto-immune disease. Tucson VA in partnership with the Daisy Foundation will recognize a nurse once a month for the Daisy Award.

All Veterans that have received care at SAVAHCS, to include the community based outpatient clinics, that want to recognize the extraordinary care they received by their nurses, which epitomizes the VA’s I CARE Core Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence are encouraged to nominate them for the award. Also, nursing will accept Daisy Award nominations from staff, volunteers, and family members.

To nominate a nurse, please email TucsonDaisyAward@va.gov with specific information on the nurse and detailed examples of how they went above and beyond and exemplified the VA’s Core Values.

If any Veterans have question on nominating nurses for the award, they can contact either Chandra Miller at (520) 792-1450 extension 6779 or Barbara O’Connor at (520) 629-1781. 

Media wishing to cover Tucson VA’s partnership with the Daisy Foundation, please contact the SAVAHCS Public Affairs office at (520) 629-1819.

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