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Atlanta VA Medical Center
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.
Atlanta 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 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]).
Atlanta 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 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.
Veterans 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 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.
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 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.
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
Robotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms? A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Important Office that Most People Have Never Heard VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
Marine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
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.
VA'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.
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.
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
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.