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Atlanta VA Health Care System

 

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Veteran Appointment Request App graphicsVeteran Appointment Request App
Skip the phone call. For your next VA care visit, download and use the new Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) app — making scheduling and tracking appointments easier than ever.
Women Art Exhibit facilitatorWomen Veterans Art Exhibit
The art exhibit showcased the artwork of ten Veterans representing all five branches of service. The exhibit was on display at the Atlanta VA Medical Center for the entire month of March.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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