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Eastern Oklahoma VA Nurses Recognized in Great 100 Nurses of Oklahoma

portraits of the 33 nurses from VA Eastern OK health care system surround the shape of Oklahoma.
Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System was well represented during the 100 Greatest Nurses Celebration. Thirty-three nurses were selected for the honor, making up a third of all recipients recognized.

Thirty-three nurses from the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System were recently recognized as part of the Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Oklahoma.

They were selected based upon their contributions to the profession of Nursing and mentoring of others.

This is not the first time Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System has had nurses receive the honor of being named as part of the Great 100, however, having staff represent one-third of those selected this year has been exciting for not only the nursing team, but the entire health care system.

“Having so many nurses on the Top 100 Nurses of Oklahoma is a real testimony to the high-quality staff that we have here at Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System,” said Cami Strouse, acting associate director of Patient Care Services. “Not only the Top 100 Nurses, but our nursing staff as a whole are very dedicated to our mission and passionate about caring for Veterans.”

Lacey Price is one of the 33 nurses honored for going above and beyond in her field and in service to the Veterans served throughout the health care system.

Price says she loves working with Veterans at the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, where she has been for the last 14 years.

“It is such an honor to be recognized amongst these really incredible people,” said Price. “This is my way of serving my country and giving back to those who have given everything for us. I take it seriously because I truly love my job and our Veterans.”

Interested in joining the team at Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System? VA is looking for more talented nurses to care for our Nation’s heroes. To learn more, contact Nurse Recruiter Leslie Davis at

Eastern Oklahoma Health Care System serves more than 52,000 Veterans in 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma. The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee offers surgical and inpatient care. The hospital also provides outpatient primary care and consultations by specialists in medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. Eastern Oklahoma Health Care System also operates outpatient clinics in Muskogee, Tulsa, Idabel, McAlester, and Vinita.