11.06.08

Burr Praises Durham VA Medical Center for Receiving Prestigious Circle of Excellence Award

U.S. Senator Richard Burr today congratulated the Durham VA Medical Center (Durham VAMC) on their selection as recipient of the Circle of Excellence award, given by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in recognition of their service and continued commitment to excellence.

"Receiving the Circle of Excellence award is an extremely prestigious honor, and I am proud to congratulate the staff at the Durham VA Medical Center for consistently providing high quality care to our nation's veterans," Burr said.

The Durham VAMC is a 274 bed medical and surgical tertiary care facility that serves 26 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. It provides diagnostic and therapeutic services in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, and nursing home care. The facility is affiliated with Duke University School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The Durham VAMC provides training for approximately 1,700 students annually. The Durham VAMC was also recognized as the Secretary's Robert Carey Category Winner in 2004 and 2005, and Trophy Winner in 2007.

The Circle of Excellence (COE) award promotes and recognizes high performance by recent VA Trophy Award winning organizations. The award recognizes high levels of achievement with public recognition and a large plaque indicating performance excellence.