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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

Robotic Pets Rekindle Positive Memories for Residents of Salisbury VA’s Community Living Center

Staff from Salisbury VA’s Community Living Center (CLC)—which houses the facility’s long-term residents—recently distributed 12 robotic dogs and cats to be shared among CLC and Hospice Veterans. Studies show these animals can be beneficial for a range of older adults.

Dr. Vair presenting Robotic Cat to Veteran

Virtual Health Benefits Seminars give Veterans an in-depth look at services available to them.

Virtual Health Benefits Seminars are a great way to learn about VA services available to Veterans. Next up is Pharmacy and My HealtheVet, which will cover the ins and outs of these particular services.

Virtual Health Benefits Seminars provide detailed look into VA services.

Salisbury VA Brings “Awake” Hand Surgeries to Charlotte VA Health Care Center

A Salisbury VA Medical Center surgeon recently performed the first ever “local” carpal tunnel surgeries at the Charlotte VA Health Care Center.

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Vietnam Veteran Has Experienced VA’s Progress Over the Years

“I came into the VA system years ago and I’ve seen the growth,” said Grant. “Anything I can do to bring more Vets into the hospital is what I’ll do. I’ll travel and talk to any group. I don’t have much else to do, you know?”

Navy Veteran David Grant

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Gives Navy Veteran Back His Hobby

Thanks to a partnership between Salisbury VA and Atrium/Wake Forest, Salisbury VA is now able to offer reverse total shoulder replacements to Veterans with rotator cuff tears. The procedure quickly gets rid of pain and greatly improves range of motion.

Dr. Chris Tuohy, associate professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Atrium/Wake Forest, prepares to do the first reverse total shoulder replacement in Salisbury VA’s history. The procedure helps those with rotator cuff tears get back to a normal life.

TITLE: The future of medicine is in your genes. We need your help.

The Salisbury VA Health Care System is enrolling Veterans into the Million Veteran Program, a national research program that studies how differences in genes, lifestyle and military experiences affect Veterans' health and illnesses.

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Visitation Parade for CLC Residents

Every 20 minutes a new set of cars pulled up to the curb at the horseshoe drop-off point at Salisbury VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center. Veteran residents waited anxiously to see their loved ones during the CLC’s recent drive-through visitation parade.

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Salisbury VAMC Prohibits Visitors

SALISBURY, N.C. – Salisbury VA Health Care System (HCS) is committed to protecting staff and patients and limiting the spread of the COVID-19 transmission by taking preemptive precautions.

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SVAHCS Postpones Non-Essential Procedures

SALISBURY, NC – – The Salisbury VA Health Care System (SVAHCS) is concerned for every individual associated with the health care system.

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