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Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System


19 VA Nurses among top 100 in Arkansas

Graphic image of the Great 100 Nurses seal

Nineteen Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System nurses are among the top 100 in the state.

By Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Arkansas
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A record 19 Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System nurses have been named to the Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Arkansas 2018 honoree list, and were lauded at an April 10 ceremony in Little Rock.

The 19 CAVHS nurses are:

  • Jackie Archer, RN
  • Jill Avery, APRN
  • Shelly Berry, RN
  • Matthew Bishop, RN
  • Lana Brown, RN
  • Pamela Cochran, RN
  • Kimberly Crutchfield, RN
  • Brandi Gause, RN
  • David Hathcock, II, RN
  • Shauna Haynes, RN
  • Pamela Horton, APN
  • Connie Jordan, RN
  • Meredith Morton, RN
  • Dara Penn, RN
  • Danielle Shelby, RN
  • Courtney Steele, RN
  • Amada White, RN
  • Sarah Wilson, RN
  • Salena Wright-Brown, PhD., MNSc, APRN, RN

“All of our nurses are great because they serve our nation’s heroes,” said Salena Wright-Brown, PhD., CAVHS associate director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive. “These 19 are exceptional representatives of all of the incredible work our nurses do for our Veterans every day of the year.”

According to The Great 100 Nurses Foundation, the top 100 are chosen from facility nominations based on their concern for humanity, their most significant contribution to the profession, and how they served as a mentor or role model for others. All 100 were recognized and honored at the Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Arkansas event April 10 at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Each of the Great 100 nurses received a certificate and custom pin in honor of their accomplishment.


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