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West Texas VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

XXXVolunteer 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.
March FeatureTraining 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.
ComputerClick 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!
Healthy FoodHealth and Wellness in the New Year
There are some proactive strategies that can help improve health in the New Year. First the best and easiest way to be proactive about your health is to change your eating habits.
My HealtheVetMy HealtheVet 2014
My HealtheVet is the VA’s online Personal Health Record. Its web-based resources and tools offer you greater control over your own health and wellness allowing you to be an active partner in your health care.
Telehealth EquipmentTelehealth
Telehealth Services: Providing the right care in the right place at the right time.There are lots of reasons to be excited about Telehealth services at our West Texas VA Health Care System!
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Sign in front of the garden with the words the healing ground dedicated July 2012Planting Cabbage on Earth Day in a Healing Ground
Hundreds of Veterans have found a safe haven for dealing with a variety of issues in a Walla Walla VA “Healing Ground” garden. Thinking about things with the “clarity of fresh air.”
Veteran Charles Yeager standing next to his award winning muralVeterans and Medical Centers Celebrate Earth Day
Veterans are seeing green as they join VA Medical Centers across the country in a variety of programs to celebrate Earth Day initiatives that help the planet and create a healing environment.
woman reading labels in the grocery storeDo You Know How Much Salt is in that Soup?
With K-rations, you ate what you got. Today, Veterans can make smart decisions about the food they put in their body. Here’s a quick and easy summary of how to read those Nutrition Facts Labels.
92-year-old volunteer Orville Swett World War II Vet Says Volunteering Keeps Him Alive
Ninety-two-year-old Orville Swett, a retired optician, has been volunteering at the VA eye clinic in Daytona Beach for 25 years. His job? Adjusting glasses for Veterans who visit the clinic.
Volunteer Kay Arnold sitting in a banquet roomDedicated Volunteers Serve Veterans for Decades
Volunteering: the ultimate exercise in democracy. We may vote in elections once a year, but when we volunteer, we vote every day for the kind of community we want to live in.
Karen Duddy, Occupational Therapy Supervisor, and Veterans Bill Armstrong  and Olester McNary participate in Doc Talk- a game in which Veterans learn to better communicate with health care providers.How Occupational Therapy Works for You
VA's occupational therapists help Veterans participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities and occupations. Read on to learn how they do it.
older couple doing stretching excercisesNational Public Health Week - Five Days to Health
Veterans, how many times do you exercise per week? Immunizations up to date? When was the last time you got tested for HIV? Here's VA's “Five Days to Health” challenge to help build a healthier you.
A psychologist counsels a coupleGoal: Satisfying Sexual Relationship
Many Veterans struggle with sexuality in their relationships. Two VA psychologists assert that a satisfying sexual relationship strengthens the whole family and it needs to be addressed.
veterans participating in downhill skiing Winter Clinic World-Leader in Adaptive Sports
VA's annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic has significantly changed the lives of thousands of disabled Veterans, reminding them of the wonder life still has to offer.
person grabbing a door handle for entryRehab Veterans volunteer for four-week lock down
Unique approach to rehab. At the Topeka VA, a new voluntary alcohol and drug rehab program called 'Fresh Start' requires patients to commit to 30 days of intense therapy in a locked unit.

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