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Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS)
CAVHCS Nurse Deploys to State Veterans Home
By Tramel Garrett, CAVHCS Public Affairs
Friday, May 29, 2020A nurse at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is doing her part to help Veterans fighting novel coronavirus by serving on the frontlines.
Dora Ratliff, a CAVHCS registered nurse, deployed to the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home to assist in providing care to our most vulnerable Veterans.
CAVHCS Interim Director Amir Farooqi said, “To assist our state VA counterpart, Dora Ratliff, is deployed to the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home. As an Army Veteran herself, Ms. Ratliff will represent CAVHCS and assist in taking care of other Veterans.”
“We thank Ms. Ratliff for her service and continued effort to care for her fellow heroes,” Farooqi added.
She is proud to serve her comrades. “I am very proud to represent CAVHCS, and I will perform at my highest level to demonstrate the quality of CAVHCS nursing.”
Ratliff stated that she wants to help in any way. When the first opportunity for volunteering arose, she immediately raised her hand to serve in the current crisis.
Easing the minds of Veteran families while restoring each Veteran to his or her highest level of well-being is a primary focus of Ratliff.
“I am eager and very excited to have the privilege to assist in taking care of their loved ones that have served our country. I will provide the highest quality of care and will not give up,” Ratliff said.
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