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Keep up-to-date with the latest information about current events in the Durham VA Health Care System. From central to eastern North Carolina, Durham VA Staff members are doing innovative work on behalf of Veterans. Catch stories on the latest research, technology, and human interest stories that concern you, the Veteran. Also, read interesting features on some of the incredible stories of Veterans.

Welcoming a New Lactation Pod at Greenville VA Health Care System

The Durham VA Health Care System proudly revealed its first lactation pod for breastfeeding and pumping Veterans and staff.

First lactation pod at the Greenville HCC, designed to give nursing mothers a private and convenient place to breastfeed and pump.

Greenville VA Health Care Center Celebrates 10 Years of Serving Veterans

Employees, Veterans, and their caregivers gathered to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Greenville VA Health Care Center. Leaders hosted a Veteran resource fair and held a small celebration to commemorate the milestone.

Sarah Fredrickson, Assistant Director for the Durham VA Health Care System and Administrator for the Greenville VA HCC.

First Renal Denervation performed at Durham VA Medical Center

Durham VA Health Care System conducted the first Renal Denervation procedure in the Veterans Health Administration at the Durham VA Medical Center on December 15, 2023.

Dr. Gutierrez, Dr. Swaminathan, and Kendra Berg RN, mark a milestone with the successful performance of the first renal denervation procedure.

Durham VA Performs Second Watchman Procedure in North Carolina, First in VISN 6

On August 21, 2023, the Durham VA Health Care System achieved a significant medical milestone as it became the second hospital in North Carolina and the first facility in VA’s Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network to perform the Watchman FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device procedure.

A surgeon looks at a monitor to check vitals during a heart procedure

The Durham VA Health Care System is pleased to announce our newest Emerging Nurse Leadership Program (ENLP) Graduates!

The ENLP is an eight-month course of study that gives DVAHCS selected nurses a chance to learn techniques and processes that prepare them for Nurse Manager positions within our Network. Unlike some courses given within the DVAHCS, nurses must apply and be selected into the ENLP.

This graduating class included 12 nurses from across VISN-6!

Croasdaile VA Clinic Opens for Veterans

As part of its effort to expand quality health care services to its Veterans, the Durham VA Health Care System opened a new clinic to meet the growing needs of Veterans within the Raleigh-Durham triangle. On Tuesday, August 15, 2023, the Croasdaile VA Clinic officially opened its doors to Veterans.

Mr. Robert Campbell, a Vietnam War Era Veteran, has his vitals checked by Nicole Williams-Hellams, a Registered Nurse at the Durham VA’s new Croasdaile VA Clinic.

Bringing PACT Act to Veterans

Working with our County Veteran Service Officers is key to getting information about the PACT Act to our Veterans.

A VHA employee talks to two Veterans.

Room to Grow: GeroFit Expands Flagship Program

On Tuesday, June 28, 2023, representatives from eight VA health care systems joined Durham VA Health Care Innovators and Veteran participants at the Millennium Sports Club in Durham, North Carolina, for an inaugural event.

Melissa Hodges (right), a Registered Nurse and Whole Coordinator with Kanas City VA Health Care System chats with U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, Edward Brown as he conducts muscle resistance training during the DVAHCS GeroFit “train-the-trainer” event.

Durham VA, DUSON Celebrated Nurse Practitioner Residents' Completion of Residency Program

The Durham VA Health Care System and the Duke University School of Nursing presented the "Nurse Practitioner Residency Quality Improvement Presentations and Residency Completion" event on October 22 in the Pearson Building; a virtual option was available.

DUSON Nurse Practitioners

Sticking it Out: Acupuncture Helps Veteran Beat Addiction

The best way to reduce downtime when ill is to avoid becoming sick. VA adopted several initiatives through its Whole Health wellness program, using a variety of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) practices designed to keep people well, in addition to supporting recuperation and healing.

Wavey and Edna