(NASHVILLE, TN) October 14, 2011 – The Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) today honored State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) with their 2011 Outstanding Legislator Award. The top legislative honor was awarded to Overbey at a statewide meeting of the organization at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, Tennessee.
“Senator Overbey is being honored for his accomplishments as a legislator, his willingness to listen and his openness and accessibility,” said TNA Executive Director Sharon Atkins, MSN, RN. “When contacted by nurse constituents, he is always quick to respond and take the time to listen to what is being said. He has thoughtfully and adeptly considered advanced issues related to health and healthcare in Tennessee. The Tennessee Nurses Association appreciates the opportunity to partner with him to improve healthcare by supporting a robust practice of professional nursing in the state.”
“I am very honored to receive this award,” said Senator Overbey. “Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. I look forward to continuing to work with the state’s nurses to improve the quality of healthcare for our citizens and to bring innovative new solutions to the issues we face in our state.”