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Memorializing South Texas’ fight against COVID-19

On what appeared to be a normal Friday morning on April 22, there was a somber, quiet calmness that spread throughout the fifth floor at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Unveiling of memorial wall

South Texas nurse wins secretary's nursing award

South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) nurse Shimeca Tillis has been selected for the 2022 Secretary’s Award for Nursing Excellence in the Role of Registered Nurse.

some women are looking at a large screen

South Texas VA dedicates new healthcare center

After nearly three years of construction, a world-wide pandemic, and even a soft opening, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) officially dedicated the San Antonio Northwest Health Care Center (SANWHCC) April 21. (VA Photo: Chris Nelson)

A man and several other people are holding scissors waiting to cut a ribbon.

VA Video Connect (VVC) Distinguished Leader: Dr. Anna Heisser

You know the feeling: runny nose, scratchy throat, watery eyes. Most of us have endured the symptoms of a bad seasonal allergy attack.

Dr. Anna Heisser

Remembrance and recharge – learning to connect again

On what could be described as the perfect spring morning, with a light breeze filtering through the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center’s courtyard, the South Texas Executive Leadership Team took charge on March 25 in remembering what its employees have been through the last two years.

30 Days of Remembrance & Recharge

A Family Against the Odds

As people go through life, thoughts about their future inevitably run through their mind.

The Shavers

South Texas Social Workers complete Point in Time Count

A pre-dawn room packed with social workers, wellness bags, breakfast tacos and maps can only mean one thing, the annual Point-In-Time-Count (PITC). Every year, in large municipalities, VA social work staff partner with local government agencies to determine the locations of the homeless population.

A man and a woman are walking through the woods carrying bags of comfort items.

South Texas VA Nurse honored as "Best of the Best"

South Texas Veterans Health Care System Primary Care Chief Nurse Lisa Pinola was recently selected as one of the “Top 25 Nurses in South Central Texas.”

A woman posing with a certificate.

Honoring and celebrating women Veterans' achievements

While honoring and celebrating their achievements in a special way, women veterans of the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas joined forces at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater in Kerrville on Saturday during the 30th Annual Salute to Women Veterans.

Booths at Salute to Women Veterans

Blast from the Past

The movement of time can be a strange thing. At times, the passing of 10 minutes can feel like an hour. At others, a decade can feel like a year.

Dr. Joseph Murgo and patient Rozanne Blake