Skip to Content

Stories

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks top stories.

Nursing home alternative popular with Arkansas Veterans

Medical Foster Home program in over 500 homes across America

Ft. Smith MFH

The Razorvet Team, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, competed in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals in 11 out the 17 events.

The Razorvet Team, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, competed in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals in 11 out the 17 events. The Razorvets represented all eight age classifications.

group photo of people cheering

Dr. George Velez pays tribute to the fallen heroes

During Fayetteville National Cemetery’s Memorial Day Celebration, Dr. George Velez, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) Medical Center Director, was the keynote speaker sharing meaningful reflections on the significance of the day. Velez also paid tribute to the fallen heroes.

saluting flag

Artificial intelligence comes to endoscopy

Doctors at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) recently implemented a new medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) during colonoscopies to assist in recognizing and diagnosing cancerous growths.

Dr. Thomas Schiller (left) and Dr. Drake Rippelmeyer (right) show off the new artificial intelligence endoscopy device.

Acupuncture benefits for Veterans

The ancient practice of acupuncture involves inserting hair-thin, sterile, single-use, stainless steel needles into specific points on the body. It’s used to relieve pain and strengthen the immune system.

The Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks (VHSO) introduced acupuncture and chiropractic care to its list of services.

Northwest Arkansas VA among first to offer smart pod for breast-feeding Veterans

The maternity program at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks currently serves 74 women Veterans; however, there are more than 1,700 women Veterans of childbearing age in the area.

Staff using phone to enter Mamava Pod

One can or one truck load, no food donation is too big or too small

When it comes to helping Veterans Health Care Systems of the Ozarks (VHSO) food insecure Veterans in need, no food donation is too big or too small. From one can of soup to one truck load of groceries, every donation helps.

Elizabeth Childs placing food in pantry

VA Health Chat App Available to Veterans at VHSO

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new tool for Fayetteville Veterans to get immediate answers to their minor health care questions.

VA Health Care Chat

A recipe for health

When the community works together, great things happen. That’s what’s happening at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO).

Looking at recipe