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Read about what's happening in our VA Salt Lake City health care community.

Love and duty guided me to be his caregiver

Ron Anderson's story of caring for his father, a proud WWII pilot, in his final years — is a journey of love, duty and resilience aided by the support of VA Salt Lake City's Caregiver Support Program.

An elderly man with glasses and a hat sitting in a wheelchair

The History of Black History Month

VA Salt Lake City reflects on the contributions and sacrifices of Black and African Americans who have shaped the nation.

Black History Month graphic  African Americans and the Arts

Transforming MRI Scans for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Veterans

Magnetic resonance imaging tests can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially for deaf or hard-of-hearing Veterans. Brandon Johnson, the radiology safety and compliance officer at VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, saw it as a golden opportunity to transform Veterans' experience.

Patient in MRI scanner slightly out of focus. Computer monitor shows scan in foreground.

VA Salt Lake City nourishes souls, improves lives through the Veterans Food Pantry

Food insecurity is a global issue significantly impacting millions, including Veterans right here in the Beehive State. The Veterans Food Pantry at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City is addressing this pressing issue.

Veterans Food Pantry fully stocked with essentials

Suicide Prevention – Veterans, There is Hope

Suicide prevention among veterans remains a public health priority, but the facts are clear. Suicide is preventable. Veterans need not suffer silently or alone. There is help 24/7 for Veterans in crisis as well as for family members who seek confidential support for their loved ones.

Suicide Prevention – Veterans, There is Hope

SNAP! for Your Health at VA Farmers Market

Join in on the fun by coming to the Salt Lake City VA Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 11 am – 1:30 pm, August 2 – September 6, 2023. Enjoy a fun and tasty opportunity to gather with Veterans, family, visitors, and staff while enjoying live music from talented Veteran, employee, and community artists.

Farmers Market at Salt Lake City VA Health Care System

Local Creative Arts Competition

Veteran artists show off your skills. Registration is now open for the 2023 VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Creative Arts Festival.

Art supplies and a violin

Elevate your Life with a Whole Health Coach

Having a Whole Health Coach in your corner can help you focus & build the kind of life you wish to live. Tony Starace, U.S. Army Veteran, found out firsthand the benefits of having a Whole Health Coach in his life. Coaching helped him through challenges & continues to help him to reach his goals.

Woman and man talking in a conference room.

Veteran of the most decorated unit in WWII celebrates 100th Birthday

World War II Veteran Minoru "Min" Hamada thinks he is just a regular American, but the dozens who gathered for his 100th birthday party would disagree.

Smiling woman gives certificate to old man

MOVE! Program Changing Veterans Lives

A lot of Veterans strive for a healthy life and weight, but two Utah Veterans achieved that goal through the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System’s MOVE! Weight Management Program —along the way collectively losing over a 150 pounds.

Veteran smiling and holding pants that used to fit him.