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Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Center hosts first open house

Two words that you heard frequently at the Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder (SCID) unit open house were family and technology.

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Acknowledging our past, celebrating our present: San Antonio Celebrates Veterans at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery

It was another typically large crowd that showed up to salute Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022 at the Ft. Sam Ceremonial grounds. They were diverse in age, service, experience or even color, sporting red, white and blue or their respective service uniform.

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VA nurse wins “Nurse of the Year” honors

Marika Widmann, BSN, RN-BC from the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas, is the 2022 Pathway Nurse of the Year™ in the category of direct care.

Marika Widmann accepting her award on stage

Kerrville VAMC welcomes its newest centenarian in style

James Hufnall, a WWII Veteran and resident of a VA Community Living Center in Kerrville, Texas started his Thursday in September like most others. Breakfast and a break outside for some fresh air.

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Texas VFW Leadership honors South Texas Palliative Program

COVID paused many things including the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) leadership who had to wait until this summer to honor the South Texas Veterans Health Care System’s (STVHCS) Integrated Medicine Fellowship Program (IMFP) and University of Texas Health San Antonio Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship with their organization’s HERO Award.

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Virtual Reality is improving Veterans' health realities

The coronavirus pandemic plunged hundreds of millions of Americans into the virtual world. Across the country, schools and businesses used virtual means to keep moving forward.

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South Texas VA Infection Preventionist recognized for patient safety excellence

South Texas VA Infection Preventionist Delvina Ford was recently recognized for her efforts combatting the silent and deadly killers called Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and other infections like COVID-19. She was awarded the 2021 Linda H. Danko Award for Excellence.

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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.

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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.

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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.