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West Texas VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

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.
Patient SafetyPatient Safety
Patient safety is the duty of all VHA employees, Veterans and their family members, and visitors. The WTVAHCS supports reporting actual incidents, near misses or good catches to ensure the safety of our Veterans.
Checking blood pressureRoutine Screenings
Preventative Medicine: Routine Health Screenings to Help Improve Your Health. Eight simple screenings that can improve your health and help you lead a more active and productive lifestyle.
Healthy EatingMOVE Weight Management Program
MAKING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS? Managing your weight with a healthy plate might be a good place to start! Your VA Dietitians have information on how you can create a healthy plate to help you lose weight.
Secure MessagingMy HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is your computerized health record that is available to you by just enrolling and establishing a secure access code. Veterans are allowed to communicate with providers through Secure Messaging.
Rural RoadRural Health in the VA
There are currently 3.1 million rural Veterans enrolled in the VA system nationwide representing 36% of the total Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare. The West Texas VA Health Care System serves 23,676 enrolled Veterans.
Women Veterans and NewbornsLittlest Heros Newborn Support Program
There are currently a dozen women Veterans enrolled at the West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) who are either expecting a new addition to their family or who have recently delivered.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
A dentist holds up a mold of a face next to his patientThe Other Side of VA Dentistry
Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.
Two men talk and point to a bulletin board in a facility hallwayOnce Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
A man with a stern look has his boxing gloves laced upFighting is My Meditation
After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
A woman hiker wearing sunglasses smilesSummer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.
Woman looks at her smile in a mirror being held by a dentist10 of the Stories Most Read by Vets on VA Web Site
The web site for the Veterans Health Administration is a helpful gateway to numerous resources for Veterans and their families. Here are just a few of the most popular features posted this past year.
Back of a mobile health clinic showing a door and wheelchair liftVA Health Care System Named Most Wired - Again!
For the second year in a row, VA has been named to the 2014 “Most Wired” hospitals list, a national survey ranking hospitals leveraging health information technology in new and innovative ways.
A woman talks to a man in an officeNurse Navigator Simplifies the Maze for Patients
Hospitals can be a maze. That’s why Joan Stewart and Debera Charlton are amazing. The Nurse Navigator steer patients through the treatment systems at Montana’s VA Medical Center.
A smiling girl with a US flagVA Hosts July 4th Ceremonies for Veterans
Hundreds of VA employees and volunteers at VA Medical Centers across the country spend their July 4th holiday hosting special events for the men and women we serve — America’s Veterans.
A senior man in a swimming pool smilesSenior Veterans Going for the Gold - One More Time
Hundreds of Veterans are heading to the Ozark Mountains for the Golden Age Games, designed to improve the quality of life for older Veterans with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.

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