VA Medical Center retirements

After 39 years as a registered dietician, Nancy Whitens of Hermansville retired Jan. 3 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. She started her VA career in Iron Mountain in June 1979 and worked as a clinical dietitian, providing acute and nursing home inpatient and outpatient care. In her most recent position as primary care dietitian, Whitens provided outpatient nutrition care for primary care, oncology and urgent care clinics. Whitens, center, receives her retirement certificate from Medical Center Director Jim Rice, right, and Bridgett Galas, service chief of nutrition and environmental support service.
After 26 years, Elizabeth Barker of Hermansville retired Dec. 31 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Barker, second from left, received her retirement certificate from Andrea Collins, associate director for nursing and patient care, at far right. Also present are Paul Seim, assistant chief of nursing and patient care service, far left, and Joanna Erickson, nurse manager of the urgent care clinic, second from right. Barker started at the Iron Mountain VA hospital Feb. 21, 1991, working as a nursing assistant throughout her VA career, including the nursing home care unit — later renamed the Community Living Center — and the urgent care clinic.

After 39 years as a registered dietician, Nancy Whitens of Hermansville retired Jan. 3 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. She started her VA career in Iron Mountain in June 1979 and worked as a clinical dietitian, providing acute and nursing home inpatient and outpatient care. In her most recent position as primary care dietitian, Whitens provided outpatient nutrition care for primary care, oncology and urgent care clinics.

After 26 years, Elizabeth Barker of Hermansville retired Dec. 31 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Barker started at the Iron Mountain VA hospital Feb. 21, 1991, working as a nursing assistant throughout her VA career, including the nursing home care unit — later renamed the Community Living Center — and the urgent care clinic.

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