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ANA president receives Massachusetts Health Council award


American Nurses Association President Karen A. Daley, RN, PhD, MPH, FAAN, was honored Oct. 17 by the Massachusetts Health Council for outstanding contributions to improving and protecting the health of Massachusetts residents.

Daley, a resident of Cotuit, Mass., was recognized during the council’s 2012 Awards Gala in Boston. 

“I am honored to be recognized in this way by the Massachusetts Health Council and to be among such a distinguished group of honorees,” Daley said in a news release. “At ANA, we strive to improve the health of patients, nurses and the broader community. This award celebrates that work, and for that I’m extremely grateful.”

Daley, a past president of the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and the Massachusetts Center for Nursing, was recognized for her work as a tireless advocate for legislation mandating the use of safer needle devices in healthcare practice settings.

Daley began her nursing career in 1973 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and served as a senior staff nurse until 1999. First elected as ANA president in 2010, Daley is serving a second two-year term as head of the nation’s leading professional organization for RNs.

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