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Dr. Jacobs: Hickory Community Based Outpatient Mental Health Section Chief

Dr. Jacobs completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2011 at St. John’s University in Queens, New York and subsequently enrolled and completed a Master’s in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Espiritu: Hickory Community Based Outpatient Clinic Medical Director

Dr. Maria “Carmen” E. Espiritu, MD, has been a Staff Physician at the Bill Hefner Salisbury VA, since February 2016.

Five West team on track for Pathways to Excellence survey

Charles George VA Medical Center 5 West staff decided to take pole position by using a racing theme to help keep the motivation and morale high during this year’s Pathways to Excellence survey. The survey window is three weeks, and began for the North Carolina medical center this week.

5 West staff

A Photo is Worth a Thousand Words

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but in this case it brought one employee from the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System national recognition.

boy with chickens

Western North Carolina VA Health Care System welcomes new Assistant Director

Leadership at the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System has expanded to meet the growing health care needs of Western North Carolina Veterans.

Weber

Western North Carolina VA Health Care System new HRO Coordinator Announced

Rakeyta Scales has been named new HRO Coordinator for the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System. She has worked at Charles George VA Medical Center since 2013.

Scales HRO

Charles George VAMC restricts visitation to help ensure patient, staff safety

With the rise in COVID-19 cases in Western North Carolina, Charles George VA Medical Center is immediately restricting visitation in its efforts to safeguard patients and staff against the transmission of the virus.

Visitation Policy Update

WNC VA Health Care System appoints deputy chief of staff

The Western North Carolina VA Health Care System has a new Deputy Chief of Staff.

Dr. Douglas Huntley

WNC VA Health Care System partners with NCWorks to host VA job fair

The Western North Carolina VA Health Care System is looking for some new employees.

Asheville Now Hiring

WNCVAHCS runs through two VA Telestroke Program simulations

What to Know: Telestroke is the virtual examination of a suspected stroke patient using video teleconference, to review imaging of the affected area; evaluation using the NIH Stroke Scale; and recommendation for or against the administration of a clot-busting drug.

Stoke exercise