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Read about what's happening in our VA Tennessee Valley health care community.

An Airman's Journey Blending Military and VA Service - Women’s History Month

In the corridors of VA, dedication to serving our nation's heroes is a daily commitment. Amidst Women's History Month celebration observed in March, the story of one woman’s journey from enlisted ranks to commissioned officer symbolizes an indomitable spirit and steadfast devotion to duty.

Air Force Reserve 1st Lt. Nicole Jacocks raises her right hand while reciting the oath of office offered by Army Major Samantha Dobler.

Computers, Lemurs, and Veterans: the story of a TVHS Physician

“One of the proudest moments I had professionally was when a Veteran looked at me and said, ‘Doc, you finally got it. You finally are one of us.’”

Dr. David Trochtenberg stands in the lobby of the Charlotte Ave. VA Clinic.

A Milestone for Women Veterans Health - Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month observed in March, a remarkable partnership has emerged between VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s (TVHS) Chattanooga outpatient clinic and CHI Memorial MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, marking a new milestone for women Veteran’s health care.

Jessica Petree, Candice Teran, and Dr. Purvi Sheth stand on the steps of the mobile mammography bus.

Dr. Michael West: A Doctor with a Heart of Service

Dr. Michael West is a remarkable individual whose dedication to his community and passion for helping others shines through in all aspects of his life.

Dr. Michael West is a physician at the Clarksville VA Clinic.

“Not just a job, it’s a calling”

National Physicians Week, March 25-31, is a time to recognize and celebrate the hardworking doctors who selflessly dedicate their lives to healing and caring of others.

Dr. Sonja Kelleher stands next to a white board that states how awesome Dr. Kelleher is for her patients.

Tennessee Valley Staff Physician Receives Award to Support Research on Stomach Bacteria

Dr. Timothy Cover recently received the most prestigious grant award from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

Dr. Timothy Cover received the most prestigious grant research award.

Safely watch the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

On April 8, sky watchers across the globe will have the opportunity to witness a rare and awe-inspiring event - a total solar eclipse. Here's how you can watch this historical event safely.

Stylized eclipse

Going for gold: Health care innovation increases Veteran access to care

For Dr. Chelsea Rothschild, health care innovation and accessibility are what keep her going, especially when it comes to breaking the stigma around mental health.

Group of 10 people talking about mental health care in the Nashville VA medical center.

National Nutrition Month

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) stands firm in its commitment to bolstering the health and wellness of Veterans and VA employees through robust support for healthy eating habits and physical activity.

Colorful fruits and veggies with the text that reads

“Better late than never”

Robert Monroe was a young, energetic pharmacy technician in the Army in 1946. Monroe was stationed in South Korea when he began his pharmaceutical profession, so planning for his future medical aspirations were delayed.

Army Veteran smiling for his photo and working in the pharmacy in  1946