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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

Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.

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