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Telehealth Education Delivered mobile vanTelehealth Education Delivered (T.E.D.) Mobile Van
Telehealth Education Delivered (T.E.D.) is designed to showcase the many telehealth solutions available within the Department of Veterans Affairs. If your schedule allows, stop by your local medical center for a demo.
A physician consults with a veteran remotely from his office via telehealth equipment during a clinic visit.Care Close To (or at!) Home
Already recognized as a leader in the development and use of telemedicine, VA is expanding the use of telehealth services to meet the growing needs of our diverse patient population.
Registered nurses respond to phone calls in the triage call center.Nurse Triage Call Center
Veterans (or family members) can speak to a registered nurse at any time regarding health care concerns, or to report a symptom they are having, by calling their local VA medical center and pressing the number 3.
The Joint Service Color Guard presents the colors at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.Commemorating the Anniversary of the Vietnam War
The national Vietnam War commemoration is a long-overdue opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifices during one of America's longest wars.
Exterior photo of Clarksburg VA Medical CenterMyVA Will Realign Clarksburg VAMC to VISN 5
As part of VA's MyVA initiative, VHA is realigning Veterans Integrated Service Networks to fit in the five VA-wide districts. VISN 5 will include all 4 West Virginia VA health care facilities, including Clarksburg VAMC.
Vision for ExcellenceVision for Excellence - Issue 20
This issue of Vision for Excellence highlights VISN 4's surgical programs and how we ensure that surgical procedures are performed under the safest possible conditions at facilities with the resources to support them.
Interim Network Director Carla SivekCarla Sivek's Vision for VISN 4
Interim Director Carla Sivek lays out her guiding vision for VISN 4 during her tenure at the helm of the network, which focuses on providing world-class health care to Veterans when and where they need and want it.
Cover of 2014 annual report.2014 Annual Report - Portraits of Progress
Read Portraits of Progress to learn how VISN 4 is guided by VA's core values to accomplish great things for Veterans. Our 2014 Annual Report captures the dynamic quality of service found throughout VISN 4.
Cover for Vision for Excellence Issue 19Vision for Excellence - Issue 19
This issue of Vision for Excellence highlights the work our rehabilitation and prosthetic services teams do to promote the health, independence and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities.
A couple sitting on a couch and looking at a computer laptop screen.VA Website Redesign
VA recently completed an agency-wide website redesign in 2015. Why? Because you told us in our customer satisfaction surveys that you wanted your information in a fresh and up-to-date design.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
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.

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