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West Texas VA Health Care System

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Marjorie Harman, West Texas VA Health Care SystemWhat it means to be certified.
You already know most of what you need to know to become a certified nurse. While working at the Carl Vinson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dublin, Ga., my nurse manager encouraged me to pursue certification.
Help us create Vets.govHelp us Create Vets.Gov
I’m proud to introduce you to the beta version of vets.gov. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s a huge step forward in bringing Veterans the online services they need and deserve.
2nd National Access Stand Down reinforces commitment to access for Veteran patients2nd National Access Stand Down
On Saturday, Feb. 27, VA conducted its second “National Access Stand Down.” From heart to eye surgery, Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center surgeons were busy Saturday caring for Veterans during the Access Stand Down.
Truthpoint VAMethods 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
Rural HealthMeeting 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.
Veteran Healing CenterMeeting 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
Babies younger than 6 months are more likely to develop certain infectious diseases than older children.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)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 PartnersFacility 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 ProgramWTVAHCS 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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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