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West Texas VA Health Care System

Local Features

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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.
Fictional image of neurons of light firing in the brainA Smart Home for Veterans with Brain Injuries
Among the many remarkable advances being studied by VA researchers is a “smart home” for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Technology tracks the Veterans and helps them relearn basic skills.
Two male Veterans sitting with female VA employee looking at a paper flyer GeriPACTs Specialized Care for Older Veterans
VA is ready to care for older Veterans. By 2017, almost 10 million of our 21 million Veterans will be over 65. Here's some information about VA's Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Teams.
Image of an older woman and a younger woman sitting together at a table.Women Vets and Violence
A year ago, the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program was launched at the Beckley VA Medical Center in West Virginia. The state ranks 13th in domestic homicides and suicides.
A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand. Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care
When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.
Veteran patient working with a member of Voluntary ServicesMarking 70 Years of Volunteers Serving Veterans
One of the most important things we give each other is our attention. VAs Volunteers have been doing this for 70 years. This week we salute and thank them for their dedication.
A Veteran in a wheelchair poses next to an accessible ramp to his houseOccupational Therapists in Home Based Primary Care
As key team members in Home Based Primary Care, VA's Occupational Therapists make it possible for home-bound Veterans with complex health care needs to enjoy meaningful lives.
A man captures a pencil rubbing of a Servicemember's name engraved on the Vietnam WallVA Honors Vietnam Vets for Service and Sacrifice
VA is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam on March 29 with Vietnam Veterans Day. It is a long-overdue opportunity to honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans.
A Veteran being treated by his VA doctorVeterans with Epilepsy: You are not alone
Over 300,000 US soldiers have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury since 2000, many at risk for epilepsy. New VHA online videos show how Vets with epilepsy are able to live full, successful lives.
Image of female Airman tossing old uniforms into a firepit to be burnedWere you exposed to burn pits while deployed?
If you have experienced respiratory symptoms or health conditions that may be related to exposure to burn pits while deployed, you should register in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

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