William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
VA Sec recognizes Madison VA Hospital Director
Madison, WI – The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Director recently won the Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nursing and Advancement of Nursing Programs for leadership in managing improvement of health care services for Veterans.
John Rohrer, Hospital Director was one of six selected to receive the 2021 award, announced May 12th by Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough. Rohrer was recognized for his leadership and for developing a culture of continuous improvement, including the infusion of evidence-based practice initiatives in his organization and promotion of a culture of shared governance and making sure that nursing practice decisions are made by nurses.
“Over the past year, our incredible professionals have answered the call to serve,” said McDonough. “Our teammates, who have displayed superior performance throughout this challenging pandemic, not only cared for Veterans enrolled in our system, but stepped up to support VA’s Fourth Mission efforts to care for civilian patients in communities across the nation. In the face of uncertainty, they cared for our most vulnerable and saved lives.”
VA established the award in 1984 as a way to honor nurses and executives across its health care system.
“In line with VA’s vision of quality care and service, John works tirelessly as the Director at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans hospital to ensure our team and the Veterans who depend upon us for care have the very best experience,” said Vicki Brahm, Network Director: Veterans Integrated Service Network 12, “We are so proud of John’s leadership and empowerment of our nursing corps and of all our nurses who have performed with selfless dedication during this pandemic.”