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Learn more about all of the resources and information the Quality of Care website has to offer.

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Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and we’re here to let you and your loved ones know that there is help available.

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The first step in treating any medical issue is to learn about the disease. These online resources can help you understand your condition.

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What is Quality Care?

“Quality care” has many definitions, but at VA it means:

• The right type of care for your health condition
• Care that results in the best possible outcome for you
• Care delivered with attention to your concerns, needs, and life goals
• Care that keeps you safe from hazards and harm

VA strives to provide the highest quality care possible every day. This site will tell you how we’re doing! For more details about what this site has to offer, please visit our About Quality of Care page.

From VA’s Blog

Wide-Awake Hand Surgery allows several appointments in one morning

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Doctors have streamlined the Wide-Awake Hand Surgery at the Salisbury VA to allow 12 patients to have the minor procedure every Friday morning. Most of the procedures take between 5 and 15 minutes to perform under local anesthesia.

Minor hand surgeries performed using this method include carpal tunnel releases, trigger finger releases, ganglion excisions and De Quervaine releases. Also Dupuytren’s releases, tennis elbow surgery and ulnar nerve releases at the wrist.  Read more.

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Hampton, Va. – The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of David Collins as the new director of the Hampton VA Medical Center. Read more.

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VA is constantly working to provide more excellent service and care for Veterans. This includes new programs and initiatives, advanced training, and renovations and improvements to enhance health care facilities. Each VA project is an opportunity to improve the delivery of services to America's heroes. Click on the region below to find out what's new in that area.

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