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News releases for VA Houston Health Care.

Houston VA Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

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.

VA and The Rockefeller Foundation Join Forces To Increase Healthy Food Access, Improve Health Outcomes for Veterans

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.

Houston VA receives National Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality

January 09, 2023

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

Houston VA doctor receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

November 04, 2022

President Joseph R. Biden has recognized Dr. Stephen Z. Fadem, a nephrologist who has provided care for Veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) without compensation since 1980, with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Houston VA doctor leads study on how organizations can tackle diagnostic errors

October 31, 2022

Dr. Hardeep Singh, chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQuESt) at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, led a new study with safety recommendations aimed at reducing diagnostic errors in health care.

Two Houston VA Nurses awarded Department of Defense Patriot Awards

August 01, 2022

Two Houston VA nurses were honored with the Department of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Awards today.

Houston first in VA health care system to implant amulet device that helps prevent stroke

July 15, 2022

On July 1, doctors at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) became the first in the VA to implant a special device aimed at preventing strokes in Veteran patients.

Houston VA Community Living Center earns 5 star rating

June 22, 2022

For the 21st consecutive quarter, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has awarded the Houston VA Community Living Center (CLC) with a 5-star rating.

Houston VA Hiring Fair set for June 4th

June 01, 2022

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is hosting a hiring fair at its main medical center, located at 2002 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX, 77030 on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Houston National Cemetery Holds Memorial Day Ceremony, May 30

May 23, 2022

This will be the first public Memorial Day ceremony at Houston National Cemetery since 2019. VA is eager to have the local community and media partners spread the word and attend.