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Read about what's happening in our VA Lebanon health care community.

Veteran with MS completes Ironman, credits VA care

Stephen Glaus proudly served in 2011with the U.S. Army military intelligence in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his service, he landed his ‘dream job’ as a drone operator with a private company. While on a business trip in 2018 to Japan his foot suddenly went numb.

Stephen Glaus, Army Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, was able to complete an Ironman with the mentorship of a chiropractor, Kevin Long at Lebanon VA Medical Center.

Therapeutic photography program helps Veterans

Lebanon VA Medical Center and Lebanon Valley College developed "The Seeing Lens" a ten-week therapeutic photography group to help Veterans in recovery.

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Patient Testimonial: Short-Stay Knee Replacement

Rick Rader, a U.S. Army Veteran who served from 1976 to 1980 had significant knee pain and opted for surgery at Lebanon VA Medical Center. Seven months later he won multiple medals in the 2019 National Veterans Golden Age Games.

Photo of Veteran Rick Rader with Medals

Karma: Former Army medic saved by VA employee

Michael Byrd, an Army Veteran and successful businessman and Beverly Miller, an employee at Lebanon VA Medical Center at the facility Aug. 28. Miller saved Byrd’s life by performing CPR on him when he collapsed during a run in early August.

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Emergency Medical Care

You never know when you may need emergency medical care, so it's good to know what to do and where to go before an emergency situation happens.

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Suicide Prevention

Veteran's Suicide Prevention resources including: Crisis line, Making a Connection, and Coaching Intro Care.

Image of Veteran enjoying a conversation and a picnic with three friends.