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Durham VA MICU earns national award for excellenceDurham VA MICU Earns Beacon Award for Excellence
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently awarded a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence to Durham VA Health Care System's MICU. The award marks a milestone on the path to exceptional patient care.
NC STRIVE ProgramNCSU student aims to make colleges Veteran centric
At NCSU, the 600 or so former military men and women can easily blend in with the 30,000 students crisscrossing the Raleigh campus. However, their needs are unique. That’s where a program called NC STRIVE come in.
Secretary Shulkin visits DurhamSecretary Shulkin visits Durham VA
Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David J. Shulkin, visited the Durham VA April 28 to highlight the progress made for Veterans during President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
Durham VA Veteran receives wish of meeting Florida State University's women's basketball teamVeteran flies high with FSU women athletes
Last month, Durham VA hospice patient Frances “Frankie” Holland, received her final wish of meeting with the FSU women's basketball team. Holland is a Woman’s Army Corps Veteran who served during the Vietnam War era.
U.S. Navy Veteran Peter Johnson receives acupuncture to help relieve chronic headaches caused by massive head and eye injuries he received while serving in Vietnam.Veteran finds relief from pain with acupuncture
America is in a troubling era of opioid use. For decades, Peter Johnson, a U.S. Navy Veteran from Edenton, N.C., was caught up in the middle of that trouble, but he says no more thanks to an effort by the Durham VA.
Dress for Success career coach Betty Turner (far right) and VA Peer Support Specialist Iretha Alston assist Takisha Littles (far left) in updating her resume to accurately reflect her professional accomplishments and capture the attention of potential employers.Peer Support Provides Veteran with Hope
Durham VA Health Care System's peer support program partners with local community organization for women to provide U.S. Navy Veteran with the resources to jump start her job search.
Durham VAMC volunteer Alan Makhoul visits with Army Veteran Joe Bradford in Durham’s Hero’s Way Hospice Unit.Reflections of a Durham VA Hospice Volunteer
I write this letter to personally thank all of the great men and women, employees and volunteers, of the Durham Veteran Affairs Hospital. My experience with the Durham VA has been nothing short of life-altering.
white certificate awardDurham VA Earns Top Honors
Durham VA Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ as Recognition Comes from The Joint Commission. Excellence in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care were recognized.
Dr. Eagerton standing in classroom presenting to NursesTaking Care of Older Veterans to the Next Level
Taking Care of Older Veterans to the Next Level... Introducing the Elder Care in Hospital (ECHo) Program. Durham VAMC teamed up with Duke University Health System to put care for older Veterans at the forfront.
Mary in blue short on the left teaching CPR to 2 nursesSecond Shot at Life
It’s the stuff of novels and movie scripts. Most of us don’t wake up each day thinking it might be our last, or that we’ll get another shot at life. But then again, let's talk to Mary Holtschneider.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
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.

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