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Dr. Aisha Baker, a native of Jackson, Mississippi and daughter of an Army Veteran, serves as a Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) psychologist at the Oakwood clinic in Flowery Branch, GA. PCMHI psychologists provide immediate care for Veterans that increases access to mental health care.Mental Health care high priority at Atlanta VAMC
Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCHMI) psychologist provides same day appointments; improves access to mental health care for Veterans at Atlanta VAMC Oakwood Clinic.
Army Veteran Victor Johnson stands in front of Atlanta Clinic’s Wall of HonorAtlanta Clinic Wall of Honor
Army Veteran Victor Johnson says his entire healthcare experience has changed dramatically for the better since the opening of the VA’s Atlanta Clinic. One year later, the clinic is still drawing rave reviews.
Atlanta VAMC New AdditionAtlanta VAMC New Addition
Effective February 1, 2016 there will be permanent changes made to Ambulance drop offs/pickups and shuttle pickups/drop offs for shuttle services (MLB and Veterans Transportation Service [VTS]).
Civility PosterAtlanta VA kicks off new Civility in the Workplace
Atlanta VA kicks off Civility in the Workplace campaign. Atlanta VAMC Employee and Labor Relations Manager Kevin Jones encouraged the audience to embrace the facility’s new Civility in the Workplace policy.
Atlanta VA hosts Pink Out! for breast cancer monthAtlanta VA hosts Pink Out! for breast cancer month
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Atlanta VAMC is hosting its very first Pink Out! on Wednesday, October 28th. Wear pink and learn more about breast cancer.
Walgreens partnership benefits Atlanta VeteransVeterans to receive no-cost flu shots at Walgreens
For the second year in a row, the VA has once again entered into a private-public partnership with Walgreens to offer “no-cost” flu shots for Veteran patients who are enrolled in the VA Health Care System.
Magnet ProgramMagnet Program
The Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) received one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can obtain: Magnet® Recognition Program Re-Designation for excellence in nursing services.
Staff from Social Work Service and Nurses on the 10th Floor Medical Telemetry unit partnered together to go above and beyond to meet the needs of one Veteran.Nursing staff goes above and beyond
From time to time complicated and complex cases come up that require dedication, creativity and ingenuity to meet the health care needs of a Veteran. This was the case during the week of July 27, 2015.
New Under Secretary for Health visits Atlanta VAMCNew Under Secretary for Health visits Atlanta VAMC
New Under Secretary for Health, Dr. David Shulkin, recently visited the Atlanta VAMC to meet with Veterans and learn more about the services offered here. Shulkin was sworn in on July 6, 2015.
April Edwards, chief of the Atlanta VA Homeless Program, details administrative responsibilities of the Homeless Program as Reuben Green, Cobb County Veterans Court Judge, and Leslie Wiggins, director of the Atlanta VA Medical Center look on.Veterans Court Judge visits Homeless Program
Atlanta VA Medical Center Director Leslie Wiggins recently hosted Reuben Green, Cobb County Superior Court Judge, for a tour of the Atlanta VA Homeless program at the Ft. McPherson campus.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.

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