Just received an email my cousin, Dorothy Zimmerman Myers, who lives in Derby, Kansas (a suburb of Wichita, where I was born) regarding her daughter Debra. I am so thrilled by Debra’s great honor that it brought tears to my eyes. I’m so proud to have a relative who is helping veterans. Debra is a psychiatric nurse for the VA Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. I think a wonderful nurse is a great thing to be.
This is Dorothy’s email:
“The Nurse Manager for our PTSD in-patient program announced that “Our very own Debra O’Quinn has been awarded the Federal Veterans Administration Annual Secretary’s Award in Nursing Excellence for all of Eastern Kansas VA Healthcare System! And…not only that, Ms. O’Quinn has also received the Annual Secretary’s Award in Nursing Excellence for all of VISN 15 (which includes all of Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka, Leavenworth, Columbia, Poplar Bluff, St. Louis, and Marion, Illinois!!)”…She is now a nominee for the prestigious National Secretary’s Award for Nursing Excellence, which if selected, she will be flown to Washington, D.C. to be given the national award…at the White House”.