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Virtual reality technology improves Veteran care at VA Central Iowa Health Care System

DES MOINES, Iowa-- Walking into the virtual reality clinic, the future of rehabilitation is on display at VA Central Iowa Health Care System. It’s very different from other methods of rehabilitative care, and it looks—well—like videogame technology.

Virtual reality technology improves Veteran care at VA Central Iowa Health Care System

Veterans get extra Holiday Cheer from Miss Iowa

Veterans at the VA Central Iowa campus got some extra Holiday cheer this season as Miss Iowa Alyse Goethe performed on campus Monday.

Miss Iowa

Central Iowa Veterans elevate themselves, build confidence through climbing

The effort that Veterans put in at the therapeutic rock-climbing session sponsored by VA Central Iowa hospital is reflective of the journey many of them have taken over their military careers.

VA Central Iowa Veterans climb the indoor wall

Veteran, VA employee has walked the walk in recovery

Hello! My name is Megan Rogers. I am a woman in long-term recovery.

Megan Rogers

Yak and Yarn

DES MOINES, Iowa-- Each Tuesday, a small group of Veterans meet at the Grounds for Celebration café to knit or crochet while sharing conversation and coffee.

Yak and Yarn Group

VA Central Iowa hosts PACT awareness meeting

VA Central Iowa hosted a PACT Act awareness meeting Thursday that saw 345 Veterans, family members, caregivers, and survivors attend to learn more about the new law that expands benefits for thousands of Iowa Veterans.

PACT Act event

Central Iowa VA doctor is a mentor to many

Dr. James T. Quann always knew he wanted to attend the Naval Academy. What he didn’t know was how that experience and his service as a Marine Corps officer would shape him as a surgeon who teaches surgical residents to care for his fellow Veterans.

Dr. James Quann

Veteran athletes practice ahead of National Veterans Golden Age Games

Competitors in the upcoming National Veterans Golden Age Games practiced with VA Central Iowa Health Care System staff at the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex in West Des Moines, Iowa, on April 20, 2023.

Veteran athletes

Veteran reaching Veteran at VA Central Iowa

Rich was a patient and resident at the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Des Moines VA hospital campus and required 24/7 care. He had moved here from Nebraska as he required care that best fit services offered at the Central Iowa campus. The CLC is a long-term care facility.

Chuck at the wheel