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 New study finds rising VA employee engagement key to increased success at nearly 150 medical centers - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) received high marks from an independent March 25 study showing a significant relationship between employee engagement and work performance by VA medical center staff. (3/26/19)

 VA 3D printing proves more useful for shoulder-surgery planning than current visualization methods - WASHINGTON — In keeping with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to improve health care services for Veterans, Baltimore VA Medical Center (VAMC) doctors recently demonstrated how 3D printing at VA is more useful for orthopedic surgeons in planning shoulder replacement surgery than current approaches. (3/26/19)

 VA offers $15 million in grant funding to support adaptive sports for disabled Veterans - WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the availability of up to approximately $15 million in grants for community organizations that provide adaptive sports, including therapeutic recreational opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the armed forces.  (3/26/19)

 VA partners with Objective Zero Foundation - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently partnered with the nonprofit Objective Zero Foundation to aid in connecting Veterans with suicide prevention support and resources.  (3/25/19)

 VA and National Multiple Sclerosis Society join forces to enhance health care services for Veterans - WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to advance and improve the lives of Veterans living with multiple sclerosis (MS), the department announced its recent partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  (3/25/19)

 Magazine honors VA’s New Orleans Replacement Medical Center With ‘Best of the Best Health Care’ award - An engineering and construction industry magazine recognized a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center with a “Best of the Best Health Care” honor at the publication’s 54th Annual Award of Excellence Black-Tie Gala held March 21 in New York City. (3/22/19)

 On eve of joint conference in August, DOD and VA issue call for strategies to prevent suicide - WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) announced that they have again joined forces to host a biannual  (3/20/19)

 VA to make new nasal spray drug available for treatment-resistant depression - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced its health care providers will now be able to offer the newly approved Spravato nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression.  (3/19/19)

 VA on path to cure 100,000 Veterans of hepatitis C - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is on track to eliminate the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in as few as two months, in all Veterans willing and able to be treated.  (3/18/19)

 VA releases health care inspection reports and staffing data for more than 100 Community Living Centers - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began publicly posting, for the first time, health care inspection reports and staffing data for its nursing home system. (3/15/19)

 VA continues to pioneer new approaches for treating Veteran mental health conditions - VA continues to pioneer new approaches for treating Veteran mental health conditions New study demonstrates effectiveness of implementing collaborative team method  (3/15/19)

Precision health initiative brings genetic testing to Veterans - Precision health initiative brings genetic testing to Veterans VA and Sanford Health join forces to provide free screenings, improve patient care for cancer survivors  (3/12/19)

Statement by Secretary Robert Wilkie on President Trump’s FY 2020 budget request - In President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget, he has once again demonstrated his ongoing commitment to Veterans, ensuring greater quality, efficiency and timely service that our Veterans have earned and deserve. (3/11/19)

VA strengthens care and benefits for Veterans with $220 billion budget - President Donald J. Trump is proposing a total of $220.2 billion in his fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a 9.6 percent increase above fiscal 2019. (3/11/19)

VA selects 18 medical facilities to start ‘high reliability’ journey: Initiative creates safe industry-wide environments with robust continuous process improvements - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the selection of 18 medical centers that will lead the way in the department’s efforts to transform the nation’s largest integrated health care system into a high reliability organization (HRO). (3/7/19)


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