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When VA Puget Sound Health Care System Executive Director Michael Tadych moves into his next job with VA’s Office of Inspector General, a key part of his job will be on promoting efficiency, effectiveness and integrity across the Department of Veteran Affairs.
This year’s National Veterans Creative Arts Festival drew more than 1,400 Veteran artists from 118 VA health care facilities across the country. Of the 2,050 submissions, seven VA Puget Sound Health Care System Veterans received top awards—five gold medals, one silver and one bronze.
“He loved it all,” said Bonnie Jackson, daughter of U.S. Air Force Colonel Joe Jackson and VA Puget Sound Health Care System Wall of Heroes 2020 Honoree (posthumously), said when describing what her dad enjoyed most about his legendary military career spanning three wars (WWII, Korea and Vietnam).