Local woman meets with the President, receives award

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A Loma woman got to meet President Barack Obama Monday as he honored her for coming up with an idea to save the government millions of dollars in heath care costs for veterans.

Nancy Fitchner shook the President’s hand as she received the first ever SAVE award.

Fitchner, who works at the Grand Junction VA Hospital, beat out 38,000 other federal employees to win the award.

Her award-winning idea was to let veterans being discharged take home the medicine they’ve been using instead of throwing it away after they leave to go home.

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