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Nurse receives top award for work at VA hospital in Arkansas



Little Rock, Arkansas – Following the great working results at the hospital, a Little Rock VA nurse received the Secretary’s Award for Nursing Excellence.

According to VA officials, Clinta Ché Reed earned her award as a nurse in an expanded role, leading Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System‘s pandemic analytics and response efforts as the Associate Nurse Executive for Research.

She is one of only six VA-wide to earn this award. Reed raved about her job and expressed how grateful she is to help Veterans in need.

“I have the best job in the whole world, really,” she said. “Each day I have the opportunity to work with teams at CAVHS and across the nation to improve care for Veterans. I cannot imagine anything better than that. Receiving this award is the ‘cherry on top’ and I am sincerely honored.”

For the last 2 years, Dr. Salena Wright-Brown with the CAVHS noted that Reed is the second CAVHS nurse to receive the honor.

“This is the second CAVHS nurse to receive this incredible honor in two years,” Brown said. “We have some of the very best nurses anywhere in the country and Ché embodies perfectly the spirit of this award.”