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South Texas Veterans Health Care System's top stories.

South Texas VA Medical Center Hosts First Simulation Essentials Course at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital

In collaboration with SimLEARN’s Assessment Collaboration and Outreach (ACO) Team, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) Simulation Center hosted their first Simulation Essentials Course at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital.

STVHCS Nurses practicing on a manikin during a simulation exercise.

International chaplains gain insight into Veteran spiritual care at South Texas VA

Veterans and members of the military often experience mental and emotional challenges that extend far beyond the physical scars that result from their service.

Chaplain Service hosted 12 such international chaplains

Revolutionizing lung care: Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy offered at South Texas VA

Lung cancer presents a critical health care concern for Veterans who have a 25% higher likelihood of diagnosis compared to non-Veterans.

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South Texas Medical-Surgical Unit Awarded the AMSN PRISM Award®

The Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing (AMSN) recently awarded the AMSN PRISM Award® to the 5A Medical-Surgical Unit at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS); making this one of only two medical-surgical units within the Department of Veteran Affairs to receive this honor.

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Southwest San Antonio community celebrates a new start

Heritage is invaluable to Veterans of every generation, and the same could be said of the Southwest San Antonio community, who showed up in force to celebrate the new Southwest Military VA Clinic on November 9.

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Disabled American Veterans Organization donates fully electric shuttle bus to South Texas Veterans Health Care System

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System received a special donation from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) non-profit organization.

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Bridging a Pathway to Success After the Military

After serving 21 years in the United States Navy, Nigel Thomasford wondered what he’d do next.

Graduate of DOD Skillbridge Program

Awarded for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience: Dr. Sunil K. Ahuja

Dr. Sunil K. Ahuja has been recognized and awarded the 2023 BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience.

Dr. Ahuja

Feeding the Fight Against Hunger

Many Veterans were in attendance at the South Texas VA’s first annual Hunger Awareness event hosted by the Nutrition & Food Service and Social Work Service.

STX Staff

Until we meet again: a POW’s story

As the nation honors its Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action on September 15th, South Texas reflects on one of its own, who continued to serve other Veterans once he returned home.

three photos lined next to each other, one of Tillman's service photo, one of Tillman's VA volunteer portrait