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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.

Born from military service, Physician Assistant profession continues to serve Veterans

Each year from October 6 – 12, we celebrate Physician Assistant (PA) Week, which recognizes PA professionals and their contributions to health care in America.

Physician Assistant Week Graphic

Central Virginia VA brings artificial intelligence to fight against cancer

Doctors at Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS) recently implemented a new medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) during colonoscopies to assist in recognizing and diagnosing cancerous growth.

GI team poses with the Director next to the GI Genius

VA doctor awarded 1.7M to continue research

A researcher at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS) recently earned an award for his efforts to stop cancerous stem cells from growing using only the most common drug found in America.

Dr. Alex Neuwelt is a clinical doctor and researcher in the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System in Richmond, VA.

MyHealtheVet is changing the way Veterans access health care

MyHealtheVet (MHV) is an online portal designed to help Veterans communicate with their health care team in a faster, more convenient way. It is completely encrypted and secure, housing medical records, lab reports and personal information about the Veteran.

MyHealtheVet Coordinator, Annette Timberlake