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Richmond VA Launches New Patient Check-In Tool

Central Virginia VA Health Care System has launched the Patient Check-in (PCI) tool at our main facility and community clinics.

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A donation, military service, kindness in health care

Annie Thomas reached into a photo album and produced an old, yellowed news article to show her daughter. The bold headline read, “Small Girls with Big Ideas Plan Sale to Aid Soldiers.” The Richmond News Leader published the story in 1944 about Thomas and her friends doing a good deed for Veterans.

A group of girls posing with their donation

Advance Directives help Veterans plan for future

Future health care decisions may not be at the top of everyone’s to-do list, but in the case of a significant life changing event, it could turn out to be one of the most important decisions to make for yourself and your loved ones.

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Mural dedicated to Vets unveiled for National Salute Week

National Salute to Veteran Patients Week is a long-standing VA tradition in which members of the community and Veterans Affairs employees come together to show gratitude to Veteran patients.

Artists Jason Ford and Ed Trask (not pictured) recently completed a mural dedicated to Veterans named “The Journey of a Veteran.” The mural was unveiled February 14, 2022

Central Virginia VA staff don red for heart health

More than 100 health care workers wore red for the Go Red for Women walk, February 4 at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS).

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Central Virginia Teletherapy services ‘The VA saved my life’

Virtual health care can offer patients a sense of comfort, while never leaving home. During the pandemic, these virtual options have grown in popularity too. At the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS), a wide range of virtual services are available to address the unique needs of Veterans.

Andrew Morehouse practices a song with Hope Kumme

New VA program uses power of respectful conversation

Over the past few weeks, a new employee engagement program has caught the attention of staff at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS).

Dr. Dominique Boone has served as an organizational health psychologist at Central Virginia VA Health Care System for the past four years.

After months in ICU battling COVID, Vet ready for next chapter

Ed called it. He said he would return to meet and thank the staff who cared for him. Although everyone hoped this would come true, the odds at times were stacked against him.

Ed Coleman, Vietnam Veteran, hugs a staff member from the Central Virginia VA Health Care System.

VA Breaks Ground on nation’s largest Veteran clinic

Leaders and Veterans from the Fredericksburg area officially broke ground, Nov. 4, on what will become the nation’s largest Veterans clinic.

Leaders from many state, local and federal government entities lift shovels full of dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony

VA Employees Experience Rebirth of Cultural Roots

When the smoke clears and the last bead of sweat drops from his brow, Corey Newman feels a sense of rebirth. For him, a ceremonial Native American sweat is a sacred space.

Trian Hammie and Corey Newman, employees at Central Virginia VA Health Care System, look forward to attending upcoming ceremonial sweats and recognizing National Native American Heritage Month.