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Female Army Veteran wins fist place with "Rocky Road" quilt

Congratulations to Army Veteran and VASNHS employee Tami Biniaz for her participation in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF) in Denver last week! Biniaz, a Credentialing and Privileging Analyst, won first place in the 2023 NVCAF competition for her quilt titled “Rocky Road".

Army Veteran Tami Biniaz, Army Veteran quilt titled “Rocky Road

VASNHS and Three Square Launch Food Box Program for Veterans in Need

VASNHS has kicked off an Emergency Food Box Program in partnership with Three Square Food Bank. This program is intended to provide food items such as canned goods, pasta, rice, and other non-perishables for Veterans who are in need.

Monica Lobo, Nutrition Program Coordinator and other staff from the VASNHS Nutrition and Community Resource and Referral Center.

VASNHS Marks First Deployment of Mobile Medical Unit

The VASNHS Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) made its first deployment to a non-VA site at the U.S. Vets center in downtown Las Vegas. Staff from Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team saw over 25 Veterans and provided clinical care to nearly a dozen patients in its first day of operations.

Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) made its first deployment to U.S. Vets center with the VA Staff from Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team on Apr 25 2024

Las Vegas Vet Center helps Veterans with gaming therapy

A group of five Veterans get together once a week to roleplay for a few hours, enjoy some breakfast, and share stories with the coaching of Kriston Anderson, Director of the Las Vegas Vet Center and gaming therapy to help them heal.

Veterans join Kriston Anderson, Director of the Las Vegas Vet Center for gaming therapy.

VA Deputy Secretary Reaffirms Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness

VA Deputy Secretary Tanya Bradsher visited the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center Friday, March 8. She toured facilities, met staff and Veterans, and addressed local media regarding several topics such as Veteran homelessness.

VA Deputy Secretary Tanya Bradsher visited the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center Friday, March 8 and discussed mobile medical care for Veterans.

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Events

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), and VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is holding several events across the network informing Veterans about Military Sexual Trauma (MST) programs.

Wear Denim Day on April 24 as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) Awareness Month.

Whole Health Month - April 2024

In April, we celebrate Whole Health month. Whole Health is VA’s approach to care that supports health and well-being for Veterans and employees.

Veterans participating in GeroFit exercise

Taking charge of my life and my health

VASNHS graduated eight Veterans who engaged in a guided journey to define new aspirations and setting goals to live their best life.

Veteran Anderson, discussing Whole Health Pathway as VA’s approach to care with other graduates of the Whole Health Pathway course.

Major earthquake response exercise to strengthen team in an emergency

“Exercise, exercise, exercise” was called over the loudspeakers at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center, before notifying staff that a massive 8.5 earthquake has just hit North Las Vegas and the epicenter in the Aliante Hotel and Casino.

Felix Acevedo, Emergency Management Service Manager and VASNHS Incidence Command Responders facilitated the development and execution of the major 8.5 earthquake exercise to identify resource requirements, capability gaps, strengths, areas for improvement, and potential best practices.

VASNHS focused on unsheltered Veterans throughout holiday season

Las Vegas has been chosen as one of six cities of focus for unsheltered Veterans this winter by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS)  staff outreaching efforts to help meet VA’s goal to house 38,000+ Veterans experiencing homelessness nationwide in 2023.