VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System this week, meeting with Veterans, recognizing VASNHS staff for their achievements, and sharing his vision for the future of Veteran healthcare.
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is now offering the updated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the 2023-2024 season. The updated vaccine targets more recent COVID-19 strains. Due to changes in the virus, it is important to get the updated vaccine as soon as you are eligible.
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, in partnership with the City of Las Vegas Department of Cultural Affairs and American Legion Auxillary Unit 76, will co-host the second annual Southern Nevada Veterans Creative Arts Competition September 18.
Until 11:59 p.m. local time on Sept. 30, Veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in VA health care, and left active duty between Sept. 11, 2001, and Oct. 1, 2013 are eligible to enroll directly in VA health care.
VA is now collaborating with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to present information to consumers about the quality and safety of health care in VHA. In its first year under review by CMS, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System received a 5-star rating for health care quality.
VA encourages all eligible Veterans and survivors to file a claim — or submit their intent to file a claim — for PACT Act-related benefits now. Veterans who do so by August 14, 2023 may have their PACT Act related claims, backdated to Aug. 10, 2022, the day that President Biden signed into law.
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System announced that it has received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the first time CMS has included VA facilities in their annual Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.