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Durham VA Health Care System

 

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Durham VA Health Care System imageDirect Scheduling for Oncology
Eligible DVAHCS Veterans with active cancer can directly schedule Oncology appointments making access to specialty care services faster and easier for Veterans, while improving availability for primary care services.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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