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Durham VA Medical Center

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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.
4 women standing togetherExceeding Disability Exam Standards
Winston-Salem VARO Regional Office Director Cheryl Rawls presented coins earlier this month to Durham VAMC Compensation and Pension (C&P) Service staff. Durham earned the Gold Foundation Award.
Doggy Doo stands are being placed around the Durham VA Medical Center campus.Patient-centered care takes care of furry friends
The Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center is putting a new twist on patient-centered care by ensuring that Veteran patients furry companions have their bathroom needs met while visiting.
Blue Star Memorial dedication at the Durham VA Medical CenterNew memorial dedicated at Durham VA Medical Center
The Durham Council of Garden Clubs dedicated the Blue Star Memorial to the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Nearly 40 people attended the special ceremony.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
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.

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