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West Texas VA Health Care System
Methods for Providing Feedback to the VA The goal of the West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) is to provide high quality healthcare and service to Veterans and has several feedback mechanisms in place to ensure this occurs
Meeting Needs for Veterans who Live in Rural Areas In an article published by The New York Times on October 14, 2015, entitled “Bring Back House Calls”, Dr. Sandeep Jauhar wrote, “Before World War II about 40% of all doctor-patient encounters were house calls.
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Veterans Since 2001, 2.4 million active duty and reserve military personal were deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of this group, nearly 730,000 men and women will have a mental health condition requiring treatment
Immunizations Contribute to Good Health Babies younger than 6 months are more likely to develop certain infectious diseases than older children. Cocooning is a way to protect babies from catching diseases from people around them.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) First of all what is S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and STEM Schools focus on these subjects to help our nation's youth gain the skills required to succeed in today's world.
Facility Efforts with Community Partners Today the Department of Veterans Affairs operates 152 VA Medical Centers and over 2,000 Community Based Outpatient and Outreach Clinics. VA’s mission is to “serve those that have borne the battle.
WTVAHCS Women Veterans Program Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population? VA's Women’s Health Services provides programmatic and strategic support to for all women Veterans.
Volunteer Contributions to Facility Operations In the VA Healthcare System, volunteers are a crucial element in everyday functions. Over 140,000 volunteers gave more than 11 million hours in service to America's Veterans.
Training the Next Generation of Providers In an employment market that exists at the WTVAHCS, training the next generation of healthcare providers begins with customer service which all service industry organizations value first.
Click 2 Benefits How does a Veteran in sparsely populated West Texas obtain the personalized benefit information and claims assistance offered by a VA Regional Office 300 miles away? Click 2 Benefits is here to help!
From the Veterans Health Administration
Make a Date During Heart Health Month The number one killer of women is heart disease. Every February, Heart Health Month,
VA reminds Veterans that early detection can make all the difference in a successful
battle against heart disease.
Strive, Live, Conquer in Salt Lake City Army Veteran Shaun Castle has a message for wheelchair Veterans: Come to The Games this summer in Salt Lake City. It changed his life, it will change yours. Read his powerful remarks and sign up now.
Well-Being for Aging Veterans VA has many ways to help keep you healthy, even if you can't fit into your old uniform. Find out here about Well-Being. It's about mental, physical and spiritual health for older Veterans.
Iraq War Veteran Becomes VA Nurse Mike Twigg was 38 years old when he decided to join the Army. It was 2007, and the war in Iraq was going full tilt. Sounds like a solid plan. Still, isn't 38 a bit old to be joining the Army?
Free, Confidential Courses to Launch Your New Year Welcome to 2016! VA has developed a free, online, confidential tool kit to help you fight "brain overload," along with relaxation exercises, videos and stress management tools.
Top Ten VA Services List for Veterans in 2016 One thing we all hope for in a New Year is good health. For America's Veterans, that's our job. At our VA hospitals and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, we are here to serve you.
98-Year-Old Veteran Planning Next Parasailing Trip World War II Navy Veteran, 98, looks back on a century of Christmas celebrations and her recent adventures parasailing and motorcycle riding. Next on her list, computer classes.
VA 'Bridgers' Helping Sober Vets Stay That Way At the Bedford VA in Massachusetts, peer support specialists known as 'Bridgers' are helping Veterans successfully reintegrate into their communities following rehab for drug or alcohol abuse.
Connect with Your Children this Holiday Season VA has free, confidential online courses to help Veteran parents connect with their children. Helpful anytime, but especially during the holidays which can bring a lot of stress. Totally!
Veteran, 93, Thankful for Wallet Lost 70 Years Ago The Ramos family of California is very thankful that a kind and persistent man in Austria went to a lot of trouble to find their grandfather and return his wallet ... 70 years after he lost it.