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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

Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic 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.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.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.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant 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.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl 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.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine 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.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.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.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA'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.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  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.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. 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
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.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.

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