VA Palo Alto Nurse Is a Finalist for NurseWeek Excellence Awards - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

VA Palo Alto Health Care System


VA Palo Alto Nurse Is a Finalist for NurseWeek Excellence Awards

VAPAHCS Nursing Staff

From left to right: Virginia Thai, Surgical Services, Ellen Feeney, RN, Jane Tran, RN, Jen-Shi Liu, RN, Pao Roecker, RN

Monday, April 25, 2011

Through collaboration with multiple services, VAPAHCS nurse Jane Tran, Utilization Review Coordinator, developed and implemented the utilization review program at the Palo Alto Division. In recognition of her pioneering work, she was selected as a finalist for the NurseWeek Excellence Awards for 2010

For more than a decade, NurseWeek has created a national program of awards ceremonies recognizing the extraordinary contributions nurses make to their patients, each other, the profession, and the community. Each regional Nursing Excellence award annually recognizes finalists representing facilities from throughout the region.

A nurse for more than 30 years, Ms. Tran has held many leadership positions and mentors other nurses in Northern California. She provides expert consultations, and is one of only two nurses in the hospital network who has obtained certification as an instructor for InterQual Criteria, a comprehensive assessment tool with guidelines for admission and continued stay at various levels of care.

Ms. Tran is the primary instructor who provides training to facility-wide staff with different backgrounds, and modifies her approach and teaching strategies to meet the unique needs of each learner. Most importantly, she was often recognized by patients and families for "going the extra mile" to make sure their needs were met.

For more information, visit the NurseWeek Excellence Awards website.


Get Updates

Subscribe to Receive
Email Updates