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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.
Sgt. Hartman and his police dog 'Honz' standing next to a police vehicle.One of VA's Best and Most Decorated Police Forces
In 2014, VA Pittsburgh's police department earned a highly satisfactory rating from the VA Office of Security and Law Enforcement, the only department in the VA system to receive six top ratings in a row.
VA Butler Social Worker Sandy Beahm provides care for U.S. Army Veteran J. Anthony Cazzell during a Clinical Video Telehealth session.Telehealth
Telehealth enables more accessible and convenient health care for Veterans. It reduces the time Veterans need to spend in the hospital, and increases access to services without requiring long drives for patients.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.

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