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West Texas VA Health Care System

 

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Welcome HomePermian Basin Welcomes Home its Vietnam Veterans
The overcast sky was the perfect backdrop for the solemn yet, celebratory ceremony held March 28 at the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial in Midland. Vietnam Veterans, their families and the community gathered.
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.

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