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West Texas VA Health Care System

 

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Healthy FoodHealth and Wellness in the New Year
There are some proactive strategies that can help improve health in the New Year. First the best and easiest way to be proactive about your health is to change your eating habits.
My HealtheVetMy HealtheVet 2014
My HealtheVet is the VA’s online Personal Health Record. Its web-based resources and tools offer you greater control over your own health and wellness allowing you to be an active partner in your health care.
Telehealth EquipmentTelehealth
Telehealth Services: Providing the right care in the right place at the right time.There are lots of reasons to be excited about Telehealth services at our West Texas VA Health Care System!
Get Well NetworkVeteran Centered Care
West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) began the implementation phase of GetWellNetwork mid-FY14. GetWellNetwork is interactive technology that will benefit our patients, physicians, staff, and medical center.
Health Care through technologySystems Redesign
The mission of the West Texas VA Health Care System is to serve the health care needs of Veterans through excellence of service. Service is defined as the one on one interaction between the Veteran and VA staff.
Call for helpVeteran Touts Access
A homeless Veteran walked into a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) inquiring about a large cyst on his forehead wanting it removed. . Additionally, he expressed concern about the tent he had been living in.
Individual meditatingCan't Prevent Life's Traumas
Mental health illness does not discriminate. It is identified in all populations, age groups, and in various cultures. Females traditionally outnumber men in terms of prevalence rates.
PartnershipWTVAHCS Partners with Resources
The West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) strives to work with community partners and other government agencies throughout the area to provide services to Veterans and their families.
Volunteers NeededContributions of volunteers
Caring for our Veterans includes providing quality health care while improving their quality of life. Volunteers and Veteran Service Organizations are especially important in providing the special touch.
ExcellenceTruthPoint
The WTVAHCS has implemented the use of TruthPoint a platform to capture Veteran feedback The newly implemented tool will focus on targeting the point of care patient feedback.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Woman volunteer sits with a Veteran patientWest Va. Woman Finds Joy Volunteering at VA
Over the last nine years Joan Chambers, 67, has racked up over 6,000 hours of volunteer work at Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia. 'I like keeping busy,' she explained.
Abstract crop of a prescription labelA New and Improved VA Prescription Label
VA asked hundreds of Veterans to tell us what they liked and didn't like about the labels on their prescriptions. We heard you. The results led to this new patient-centric prescription label.
A nurse wraps a Veteran's arm with a blood pressure cuffVA Nurse Goes the Extra Mile in Veteran Care
While treating a Veteran patient, Nurse Chuck Maulden noticed the Veteran's feet were in really bad shape with huge blisters probably due to worn out shoes. They both wore the same size shoe. So...
Three women smile as they prepare food in a kitchenIs This the Year You Will Volunteer on MLK Day?
For Volunteers who work every day to help our Veterans, the MLK holiday is one more opportunity to repay the men and women who have sacrificed so much for America. Find out how you can join in.
A man and woman dressed in wedding attire smile and hold hands above their headsDying Veteran Gets Married at Buffalo VA
An Army Veteran with not long to live decided it was time to marry his girlfriend of 17 years. The staff at the Buffalo VA, where heís receiving cancer treatments, helped him turn his wish into reality.
A man talks to a homeless man sitting by a brick wallJoint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
During one of the coldest weeks of winter, itís difficult to imagine what it must be like to have no heat, no home, and no help. VA is working hard to get help to Americaís Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
A woman with a crown in a wheelchair smiles Helping Beneficiaries Stricken with Spina Bifida
About 1,300 people are enrolled in the Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program where VA is looking at better ways to help people stricken with the disorder get the care they need.
A woman examines a Veteran's eyesGlaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss
One-and-a-half million Veterans have a vision threatening eye disease, including 285,000 with glaucoma, which usually starts without any symptoms. Get tested now — it's quick and painless.
Seniors lift weights at a gym2015 New Year's Resolution: End Binge Eating
VA Researchers are taking a close look at an issue threatening the health of many Veterans: binge eating. If you recognize this in yourself, follow the MOVE link at the end of the story. VA is here to help
Man shows his ID card to a woman at a deskTop 10 Stories from VA Health Care in 2014
Each year, we post more than 100 stories about health topics on the VA Health Care and VA Medical Center home pages. Here are the Top 10 stories from 2014, based on our reader’s visits.

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