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

Veteran family shocks staff with generous donation

The afternoon of July 27 started off as a normal Wednesday evening for Rebecca Wood. The golden rays of the afternoon sun gleamed through her office windows at the Tennessee Fisher House and illuminated the room as she began logging off her laptop, preparing to leave for the day.

Photo of the Tennessee Fisher House in the fall with orange and red leaves on the ground.

Veteran couple finds "home" at VA

A home can be described as a place of warmth, comfort, and love. For some Veterans, they're fortunate enough to have two homes - one being the Tennessee Fisher House in Murfreesboro.

Ruby Thomas knitting while she sits in the Fisher House living room.

Veteran program earns rare achievements

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s substance abuse and post-traumatic treatment center earned a three-year accreditation for its health care services from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Outside of the RRTP building in Murfreesboro, TN.

Employee awarded for commitment to patient safety

When meeting Shelley Bolyard, a diagnostic radiologic tech at the Murfreesboro campus, she comes across as quiet, but when asked about medical imaging and radiology she immediately fills up the room with her knowledge and excitement.

Radiology techs stand in the MRI room with Deputy Executive Director Michael Renfrow.

World Breastfeeding Week: VA helping Veterans through motherhood

The first week of August is observed as World Breastfeeding Week. The observance is dedicated to spreading awareness on the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and baby.

Mother wearing a white shirt holding newborn baby with window and trees in the background

Nurse hiring fairs at Tennessee Valley

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is hosting several hiring fairs at its Murfreesboro and Nashville campuses over the next few months.

Nurse with an older male patient

988 = life saver

Starting July 16, Veterans experiencing a mental health crisis can now reach the Veterans' Crisis Line with a new, easy-to-remember phone number - dial 988 and press 1.

988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Administrative hiring fair at Nashville and Murfreesboro VA hospitals

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is hosting a hiring fair July 20 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at its Nashville campus and July 27 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at its Murfreesboro campus.

Medical Receptionist with Patient

Veterans benefit from rock band's donation

The horseback riding program at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Middle Tennessee State University is rocking on after receiving a second $15,000 donation from 3 Doors Down.

Rock Band 3 Doors Down holds $15,000 donation check with Veterans and staff members outside horse stable.

New community clinic for Veterans

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System opened the doors to its new Columbia VA Clinic in Maury County June 24.

Photo of Columbia VA Clinic located in Maury County.