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News releases for VA Houston Health Care.

May 21, 2024

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs expects to grant its 1 millionth PACT Act-related disability compensation claims to Veterans and survivors since President Biden signed the bill into law on Aug. 10, 2022 – including 110,629 claims to Veterans and survivors in Texas.

May 09, 2024

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently received the "LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer" designation in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th-anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

April 16, 2024

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center recently became the first VA in the nation to receive certification from DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for the treatment of serious stroke events.

April 02, 2024

A new study, led by a researcher at the Houston VA and published in the Journal of Sleep Research, sheds light on the intricate relationship between women’s menstrual cycles, emotions and sleep patterns.

April 01, 2024

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has enrolled 41,287 Texas Veterans in VA health care in the past 365 days – 23.84% more than it enrolled the previous year.

January 16, 2024

For the sixth consecutive year, the Houston VA Community Living Center (CLC) has been rated five-stars for quality by the Veterans Health Administration.

January 11, 2024

The Houston VA Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Home Care Team was recently honored with recognition as an Age-Friendly Health System.

April 26, 2023

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

April 25, 2023

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has been chosen as one of two sites nationwide to pilot a Food is Medicine Program aimed at improving the quality of life for Veterans living with or at risk of diet-related health conditions.

January 09, 2023

For second straight year, VA Medical Center secures one of the top spots in the nation for excellence in nursing