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Get Boosted Veterans: COVID-19 booster shots available

The Shreveport VA offers qualified Veterans the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shots. Qualified Veterans' spouses and caregivers may also take advantage of the booster.

A Shreveport VA pharmacist prepares the Moderna vaccine at a COVID vaccination clinic.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wow! Great Photo Op—A few Shreveport VA employees, including a few Veterans, masked up, allowed for safe separation, and wore their pinkest pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oct. 15.

Shreveport VA leadership and other employees recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Shreveport VA finds landing zone with Shreveport Vet Center

Hours after Hurricane Ida left her catastrophic mark on Southern Louisiana; the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport and Shreveport Vet Center coordinated efforts. Widespread damage and continuous flooding made the potential for hurricane shelters in Northwest Louisiana a reality.

Vet Center and VA Hospital in front of the Mobile Vet Center

Hurricane Ida response & recovery: Supporting every way possible

Hurricane Ida did more than leave a wake of destruction amidst severe flooding, infrastructure breakdowns, and region-wide power outages to Southern Louisianians—Hurricane Ida left hundreds of Louisiana neighbors without a home and a need for shelter.

The Monroe Civic Center was one of the first shelters established.

350° gets it done: VA employee has a crumby story

Some people and anyone reading this article may fit the description of a person who lovingly enjoys the scented three-wick candle. You know, the candle that makes the home smell like a freshly baked birthday cake, brownies, banana bread, or warm apple pie or—well, you get the picture.

Jeanette Watson adds icing to the cake. She is preparing two cakes with different flavors and a few dozen cupcakes for a VA employee retirement.

NEXT LEVEL: Critical Care maintains stride with virtual medicine

TeleCritical Care aims to enhance the delivery of critical care.

TeleCritical Care training

Shreveport VA employee elected to top spot at American Legion

Linda Resendez, an Occupational Therapist at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, has been elected American Legion District 4 Commander in Northwest Louisiana.

Linda Resendez portrait

When it comes to health care, most patients are understandably more focused on their day-to-day troubles. But that’s not the case for Dale Shelton.

Navy Veteran Dale Shelton poses with his health care team at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Just Post It—A note in communication

The goal of Patient Experience Week is more than an action phrase. The Patient Experience reflects the Veteran's Experience (note the apostrophe) and is an experience formed into the culture of an ever-improving VA.

Andrea Heckman (back) insists Patient Experience Week is every week.