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West Texas VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Woman receives flu shot from nurse.Flu Shots: More Access, Seamless Documentation
VA partners with Walgreens to expand real-time sharing of medical information of vaccines provided by Walgreens to enrolled Veterans. VA is covering the cost of about 75,000 flu shots.
Volunteers help a Veteran into a VA vanFree Rides for Vets Living in Highly Rural Areas
VA has just made it possible for more of America’s Veterans living in highly rural areas to get free transportation to a VA medical center or other facilities that provide VA care.
Man in uniform stands in a building service entry areaWith a Little Help, a Veteran's Life Transformed
One minute, Army Veteran Robbie Myers was living in a tent. The next, he was winning a nationally-televised cooking competition. His amazing journey began when he walked into a VA Medical Center.
Senior man holds up a tablet with a cartoon character drawn on itDondi gets Flu Shot Along with 96-year-old Creator
96-year-old Veteran Irwin Hasen is the cartoonist who created the famous character Dondi, a war orphan. He recently sketched his famous creation reminding Veterans and VA staff to get their flu shot.
A woman with a sad expression is comforted by a therapist with her hand on the woman's shoulderGo Green for Mental Illness Awareness Week
In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, VA facilities will be sponsoring events designed to educate Veterans, their families and staff on mental health recovery concepts and practices.
Senior woman stands on a scale as a doctor adjusts the balancesSlimming Down Helps with Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
Weight loss in overweight adults with diabetes can improve blood sugar levels, decrease the need for some medications, reduce blood pressure, improve heart function, and improve cholesterol levels.
Two men wearing pink bracelets bump fistsMale Breast Cancer: A Rare Disease, on the Rise
Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than one percent of cancers in men and less than one percent of all breast cancer. VA researchers are helping to understand the phenomenon.
Health tech helps a woman getting a mammogramVA Leads the Nation in Breast Cancer Screening
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA wants to help Veterans learn more about breast cancer with the helpful tools listed in this story including a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator.
Woman looking at a high heel shoeHigh Heels a Snap With New Prosthetic Foot
Veterans and others who have lost a lower limb and need prosthetic feet have been limited in the footwear they can choose. A VA researcher in Minneapolis and his colleagues aim to change that.
A Veteran and his wife talk to other Veterans in a parkThe Blue Button is Literally a Life Saver
Read how one married couple — both Veterans — use VA’s online Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet, all the time and encourage Veterans to sign up and take advantage of its many great features.

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