U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and members of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee heard testimony about the Veterans Health Administration's Diffusion of Excellence initative from Arkansas native Dr. Kimberly Garner. Dr. Garner is the Associate Director for Education and Evaluation (VISN 16)/ Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center in Little Rock. She helped create an advance care planning program for veterans. She was selected as one of 10 VA Gold Status Best Practice Fellows for her innovative work.