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2022 Police Academy Graduation

Family, staff and guests joined Salisbury VA Executive Director John Melton December 2 to celebrate three new VA police officers’ graduation from the Department of Veterans Affairs Law Enforcement Training Center, VA Basic Police Officer course and welcome them to the Salisbury team.

Three new VA police officers’ graduation from the Department of Veterans Affairs Law Enforcement Training Center, VA Basic Police Officer course

Nurse reunion, collaboration Helps Vets with Virtual Care

So often, people think about old friends, and wonder whatever happened to them. Most times, those questions go unanswered, never discovering the fates of our lost connections. But in the W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C., two nurses were fortunate to not only find the answer, but to continue their friendship.

: Salisbury VA Nurses Wendy Safrit and Arlene Imes working together 30 years after attending nursing school together.

Salisbury Employees procure diverse patient supplies

The Salisbury VA Community Living Center (CLC) is an incredibly nice living space that some might even call swanky or opulent.  It is the centerpiece of a top-rated facility program and the highlight of facility tours, but more affectionately referred to as our CLC Resident’s home.  Our motto is Veteran’s don’t live in our facility; we work in their home.

Specialty hair care social workers

Charlotte Area Veteran Grateful for VA’s Whole Health Offerings

In dire pain for years and facing a bleak outlook, including the potential for multiple surgeries, it seemed to Eric Sifford that his options had been exhausted and hope for relief was futile. But recently, things changed. The nearly 30-year Marine and Army Veteran attributes his good feeling and better health to successful Whole Health treatments. "Most importantly, I feel

Dr. Mehta and Veteran Eric Sifford shake hands outside Charlotte HCC.

New Check-in Process

We are excited to announce our new Patient Check in Tool (PCI), which has replaced the kiosks. We appreciate how instrumental the kiosks have been in providing you with quality care but when the contract for the kiosks ends in September it will not be renewed.

Check-in QR

Salisbury VA Health Care System Doctor Awarded for International Work

Dr. Bob Erdin, an orthopedic surgeon at Charlotte VA Health Care Center, recently was awarded the 17th annual Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Golden Apple Award for his work with Tanzanian medical residents.

Dr. Bob Erdin

A Grandmother’s Passing Puts Research Scientist on Path to Cure Alzheimer’s

As a result of her grandmother passing away from Alzheimer’s disease, a would-be fourth generation farmer embarked on a different career path—where she could devote herself to finding a cure for the most common cause of dementia worldwide.

Dr. Miranda Orr

Distributing Gifts Uplifts both Veterans and Staff at Salisbury VAMC

Santa and his elves recently distributed Christmas gifts to the residents of the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Salisbury VA Medical Center. Veterans quickly got into the holiday spirit as presents were delivered.

Salisbury VA staff recently distributed gifts to inpatient Veterans at the Community Living Center.

Operational Stress Control Critical to Organizational Health

When the COVID pandemic first hit, a combat zone memory and a request for crackers led to a stress control model that Salisbury VA Health Care System has seen become an inspiration to other facilities.

Dr. Vair speaking with VA Secretary Denis McDonough

Puerto Rico Bound: Vet Center Mobile Health Unit to Provide Mental Health Services across the Island

A Charlotte Vet Center Mobile Health Clinic recently made a stop at the Charlotte VA Health Care Center en route to Puerto Rico. During its stop, leaders from Salisbury VA Health Care System and Charlotte Vet Center talked partnerships, goals, and how the VA and Vet Centers benefit one another.

Charlotte Vet Center leaders met with Salisbury VA Director Joseph Vaughn