What's New at Your VA?
VA is constantly working to provide more excellent service and care for Veterans. This includes new programs and initiatives, advanced training, and renovations and improvements to enhance health care facilities. Each VA project is an opportunity to improve the delivery of services to America's heroes. Featured below are some of the exciting improvements in quality of care taking place around the country: Click on the region below to find out what's new in that area.
New Acupuncture Clinic
VA Butler Healthcare recently started a new Acupuncture Clinic for Veterans at the main facility in Butler, PA. VA Butler Chiropractors, Zachary Cupler and Michael Anderson, both licensed acupuncturists provide this new service to eligible Veterans.
Acupuncture refers to solid, stainless steel, hair-thin needles inserted through the skin and moved by hand or electrical stimulation. Needles are inserted into defined locations, painful areas, and tight muscles. Read more...
CRRC Offers Resources for Vets in the Area
Veterans in the Lowcountry have one more weapon in their arsenal in the fight against homelessness-the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center's Community Resource and Referral Center, a one-stop shop for Veterans seeking housing, employment and educational opportunities, and information related to VA benefits.
The greater Charleston area is home to more than 31,000 Veterans according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. The newly opened CRRC is a welcome addition to a community where the number of homeless Veterans continues to climb. Read more...
I CARE Story - Bismarck CBOC
Kenneth is a prior co-managed Veteran who recently converted to VA Prime and chose the VA to be his main provider of health care. This is reflective of his positive care experiences with his PACT team and the new Bismarck Clinic patient centered care design.
Kenneth notes, “He feels very comfortable with his PACT nurses Tania Hellman and Benji Lillestol as well as his provider Preston Schaffner.” “He receives excellent care, timely responses and is involved in the decisions regarding his health.” Read more...
New MHRRTP building open
After nearly 5 years of planning, design and construction the Sheridan VA Healthcare System’s new Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program building is completed. The new building replaces the programs former location and ads nearly twice the square footage. Director Debra L. Hirschman commented at the grand opening that “this new facility gives the Veterans coming to us for treatment room to breathe, relax and focus on getting well.” Veterans moved from the 16,000 square foot location, which housed six patients per room, to the new building that is 28,000 square feet, two patients to a room and new healthy eating kitchen. Read more...
Meeting Rural Veterans’ Needs
When a New Mexico Veteran needs outpatient medical care, chances are he or she will be able to get that care a relatively short distance from home. A network of 13 VA outpatient clinics throughout the state and in Durango, Colorado, provides local care to rural Veterans.
The clinics provide outpatient, primary care services. Each clinic offers blood draws, EKGs (electrocardiograms), evaluations by doctors, routine lab tests, social work, and mental health services. The clinics and the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque are part of the New Mexico VA Health Care System, also known as the NMVAHCS. Read more...