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In the spotlight at VA Central Alabama

Tuskegee University Student returns as a doctor to assist CAVHCS

In 2018, podiatrists were added to the VA physician and dentist pay scale, allowing podiatrists to apply for medical leadership roles.

Dr. Owen

CAVHCS CLC rated 5-stars for 10 Consecutive Quarters

The New Horizon Community Living Center (CLC) continues to set the standard for every nursing home to emulate. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our health care professionals must perform at a high level to ensure the safety and comfort of our most vulnerable Veterans.

Veteran's Day Concert at CLC

CAVHCS Director Receives 2021 Senior Careerist Award

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System or CAVHCS Director Amir Farooqi received the 2021 Senior Careerist Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), which recognizes outstanding health care executives for their commitment and contributions to health care.

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Auburn Student Veterans Association spread holiday cheer on the Tuskegee Campus

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System or CAVHCS received a very hard-earned donation from the Auburn Student Veterans Association (ASVA) on Dec. 22 to help spread holiday cheer for Veterans who are in need of assistance.

Dr. Whitney J. Scifres (right), Deputy Chief of Staff, Tuskegee Campus, accepts a donation from the Auburn Student Veterans Association (left) on Dec. 22 in Tuskegee, Alabama.

ADRS Donates much-needed items for Homeless Veterans

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System or CAVHCS received a helping hand from the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) with a large donation of personal hygiene items for homeless Veterans.

CAVHCS executive leadership accepts a large donation from ADRS

Central Alabama Prosthetics Team Embraces Technology with Charleston VA in 3-D Printing Project

When Peter Williams, a prosthetist at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, heard about the possibility of using 3-dimensional printing to fulfill Veteran needs, he didn’t let the opportunity pass by.

Prosthetic test socket being printed. Image provided by Charleston VA.

CAVHCS HUD-VASH Program Continues to Change Veteran Lives

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System or CAVHCS, continues to improve the lives of Veterans by offering services that can make a difference in their wellbeing.

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program Manager

CAVHCS Holds Homeless Stand Down in Tuskegee

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System held a Homeless Stand Down for more than 100 homeless Veterans at its Tuskegee Campus on Sept. 17.

Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

CAVHCS Firefighter Saves Veteran's Life

It was a hot and sunny afternoon and Capt. Robert Smith, a firefighter for the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, pulled over to the side of the road to safely connect his Bluetooth to his car.

Capt. Robert Smith

Life After COVID-19: Robert Shaw

MONTGOMERY, AL – On March 22, 2020, Robert Shaw’s life changed forever.

Shaws