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Read about what's happening at VA Butler Healthcare System! Have a story to share? Please contact VA Butler's Public Affairs Officer at 878-271-6492.

Butler VA to Honor Vietnam Veterans

Vietnam Veterans and their families continue to be honored and thanked as part of the ongoing Vietnam War Commemoration.

Vietnam Veteran lapel pin

Unbelievable Strides in Women’s Care at VA

U.S. Air Force Veteran Stacy Colussy has been using VA health care for almost 20 years.

U.S. Air Force Veteran Stacy Colussy

Local Veteran Places First in National Arts Competition

U.S. Air Force Veteran Sherrill Williams competed in the Butler VA’s first ever Creative Arts Competition in the fall.

U.S. Air Force Veteran Sherrill Williams

Improve Your Health this New Year with Whole Health Coaching

U.S. Army Veteran Ethel “Evie” Taltoan has experienced many obstacles in her life—dysfunction, trauma, addiction, etc.—Whole Health Coaching is one thing that helps.

U.S. Army Veteran Ethel Taltoan

Healing, Hockey, and the Holidays

Holiday traditions and family get-togethers are a source of comfort for many. But the holidays can also act as anniversaries of unpleasant events or remind us of difficult changes that have happened in the last year.

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Clark Webb

Support for Veterans and their Caregivers

Laurel is the primary caregiver for her husband Barry, a U.S. Army Veteran who served as a combat medic in Vietnam. Laurel does not like to call caregiving a “job” and she wants to be the one there for her husband, but she admits it is very difficult, especially at age 74.

U.S. Army Veteran Barry and his wife and caregiver Laurel

New Pharmacy Residency Program

A first for the Butler VA Health Care System – a Pharmacy Residency program! The new Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program at the Butler VA is a 12 month program where residents will train to learn advanced clinical skills to prepare them for future positions.

Ce Jae Scolese and Kaylee McCaffrey, the first two residents of this new program

Beyond Expectations

Last month, Retired Master Chief Navy Counselor and Vietnam Veteran Robert Tinsley came to the Butler VA Health Care System for the first time, and his experience was “beyond his expectations.”

Retired Master Chief Navy Counselor and Vietnam Veteran Robert Tinsley

Peace of Mind through Art

U.S. Army Veteran Mr. Ray Leonard who resides at the Butler VA Domiciliary was one of the Veterans who submitted art for a special display at the Butler VA Health Care System.

U.S. Army Veteran Mr. Ray Leonard

Not Forgotten

Today, Heather Shimko works in the Butler VA’s Connected Care Department serving Veterans and their Families. But, 20 years ago she chose to enlist in the U.S. Air Force Reserves after the tragic events that unfolded on September 11, 2001.

Heather Shimko with son Mason