Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs celebrates nurses and their passion to serve


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This week, in honor of all of our dedicated Veterans home nurses, and in recognition of nurses that work tirelessly around the country and around the world, the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is taking the time to thank nurses for all that they do to keep us healthy. Thank you!

Here are a few comments about our nurses and their dedicated service to Veterans every day.

“The LDVA proudly operates five state-of-the-art Veterans homes across the state and each that provides excellent care for our Veterans, their spouses, and our Gold Star Families,” said LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland.  “We appreciate the dedication shown by our nurses and thank them for their continued service to Louisiana’s Veterans.”

“At the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home, we as nurses strive daily to care for the needs of our Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs as well as their family members,” said director of nursing Chad Beckley.  “I am profoundly proud to be a part of a home where we have to opportunity to not only impact our Veterans, but get to know them intimately and become a part of their everyday lives. Our Veterans are a tight-knit community and we as nurses are privileged to be a part of this unique fellowship.”

“The Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home appreciates our nurses and everything they do for our Veterans,” said administrator Wesley Pepitone. “By helping them when they are sick, and to maintain their highest level of potential, our nurses protect those who protected us for so long. From the clinical aspect of the nursing profession to just being their friend, the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home thanks our nurses for all the care that they give.”

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home administrator Brian Fremin believes his nursing team epitomizes the following quote: “Nurses are angles who comfort and care, someone to lean on, the answer to prayers. They are gently encouraging, skillful and kind, compassionate healers of body and mind.”

Happy Nurses Week!


IMAGE: Alejandra “Alex” JuanAlejandra “Alex” Juan serves as both the communications director and state women Veterans outreach coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. She and her husband are both Air Foce Veterans and the proud parents of two sons, Nick and Noah.

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  1. Dr. Edward Goldstein    

    W.W.2, 1945 I survived almost 3 years in the South Pacific…only to get back to the “States” and in a month ,come down with Poiiomyolitis. Both legs and left arm was paralysed. Was in the Naval Hospital in Memphis,Tenn. at the time.
    The Nurses were with me 24 hours a day…double shifts…amazing. Now I have Post Polio and COPD and I still can’t say enough about the V.A. nurses. I will be 93…thanks to my NURSES ! I love them ALL!

  2. thomas gomez sr    

    I HAD TRIPLE BYPASS AT CHARLESTON VA HOSPITAL IN CHARLESTON SC ON 04/20/18 THE LOVE AND CARE I GOT FROM ALL THE NURSES IN ICU BRING A TEAR TO YOUR EYE. I WANT THEM AND THE DOCTORS TO KNOW I LOVE THEM VERY MUCH! AND I WANT THEM TO KNOW HOW GRATEFUL I AM TO THEM FOR SAVING MY LIFE ….

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