West Texas VA Health Care System

 

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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.
Assisting an employeeWorking at the WTVAHCS
Ask a VA employee what it's like working for the VA and you may be surprised by his or her answer. Most VA employees will tell you their job rewards go far beyond just getting a paycheck.
Homeless VeteranHelp VA Eliminate Homelessness Among Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a goal to end homelessness among Veterans by 2015, and does have programs available to assist those that are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
Primary Care HallwayPACT- Team Based Approach to Healthcare
The West Texas VA Health Care System has graduated from delivering traditional primary care to the Patient Aligned Care Teams approach. We partner with Veterans and guarantee them access to care using diverse methods.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A smiling woman counts change to a man at a kitchen counterHelping Veterans Find and Keep a Home
Occupational therapist Sarah Scalia assesses Veterans (105 so far) to ensure they are able to maintain the affordable housing provided them through the HUD-VASH program.
A woman and a man talk and point to a brochurePeer Specialists Held in High Regard by Veterans
Peer specialist program: Veterans who have recovered from mental illness serve as role models for other Veterans. Veterans will connect better with those who have experienced the same things.
Runners start a race on a trackHow Can I Live a Healthier Life?
Take charge of your health care. It’s never too late to get back on track and start taking steps towards a healthier you by getting informed, developing healthy habits, and enrolling in health care.
yoga poseStudy to Help Women Vets Coping with MST
VA to launch study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction this year to determine if it can help relieve symptoms of PTSD in women vets who have experienced military sexual trauma.
The face of a manWhy Slow Down?
Four hundred Veterans are participating in the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. It’s the world-leader in adaptive winter sports for Veterans, active duty servicemen and women with disabilities.
A man with a prosthetic leg and his son work out on exercise ballsWeight Loss for Those with Disabilities
Veterans and others with disabilities can lose weight through a program that involves phone calls and a Web-based remote coaching tool. The approach is low-cost and effective, say researchers.
Woman holds up an image of the food pyramidCan Good Nutrition Save Your Life?
VA wants to help you get in shape, think about nutrition, live longer and have a healthy, energetic life. VA registered dietitians are here to assist you with your nutrition and health concerns.
Face of a woman Veteran with a shirt that reads Live FreeVeterans Tell Their Stories
At the VA in Madison, Wis., the life histories of patients are written down and included in their medical charts. This gives caregivers a better understanding of the human being they are treating.
Team USA Paralympics athletes parade with a US flagVeterans Compete in 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
Veteran Paralympians are incredible role models. They share the same passion as Olympians to excel in their sport and inspire those who share the unique experience of representing America at the games.
An artificial hand reaches for a blockArtificial Hand with a Sense of Touch
Researchers at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University are working to develop an artificial hand that provides something similar to a sense of touch.

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