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West Texas VA Health Care System
- Can'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.
- WTVAHCS 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.
- Contributions 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.
- 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 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.
- Routine 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.
- MOVE 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.
- My 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 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.
- Littlest 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.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Vanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
- VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
- The Other Side of VA Dentistry
- Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.
- Once Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
- Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
- Fighting is My Meditation
- After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
- Summer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
- Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.
- 10 of the Stories Most Read by Vets on VA Web Site
- The web site for the Veterans Health Administration is a helpful gateway to numerous resources for Veterans and their families. Here are just a few of the most popular features posted this past year.
- VA Health Care System Named Most Wired - Again!
- For the second year in a row, VA has been named to the 2014 “Most Wired” hospitals list, a national survey ranking hospitals leveraging health information technology in new and innovative ways.
- Nurse Navigator Simplifies the Maze for Patients
- Hospitals can be a maze. That’s why Joan Stewart and Debera Charlton are amazing. The Nurse Navigator steer patients through the treatment systems at Montana’s VA Medical Center.
- VA Hosts July 4th Ceremonies for Veterans
- Hundreds of VA employees and volunteers at VA Medical Centers across the country spend their July 4th holiday hosting special events for the men and women we serve — America’s Veterans.
- Senior Veterans Going for the Gold - One More Time
- Hundreds of Veterans are heading to the Ozark Mountains for the Golden Age Games, designed to improve the quality of life for older Veterans with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.