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Robley Rex VAMC Announces Public Meetings January 15th.  The meetings are at 1pm and 6pm; will focus on the draft environmental analysis, and allow for public comment.Environmental Assessment for Replacement VAMC
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the availability of a Draft Site-Specific Environmental Assessment (EA) for the new Robley Rex VA Medical Center. VA proposes to construct and operate......
The Robley Rex VAMC Angel Tree.  Thanks to donations from our phenomenal community partners, more than 129 homeless Veterans and 30 Veteran families received a little bit of extra cheer this holiday season.Message to the Community
The Robley Rex VAMC Voluntary Service Team says thanks to community partners, groups, and individuals who’s donations helped Veterans in need this holiday season. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Veterans Town Hall Meeting at the Robley Rex VA Medical CenterTown Hall Meeting for Veterans and Their Families
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robley Rex VA, will host a town hall meeting for Veterans and their families to improve communication with, and hear directly from Veterans about their VA healthcare.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Community Group PosterVeteran Community Group
Beginning December 1st there will be a bi-weekly LGBT community group providing a safe space to discuss life issues, situations and overall well-being. Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday each month.
Safe Patient Handling Poster ThumbnailSafe Patient Handling Equipment
The mechanical lifting equipment in our hospital is here to help move our patients as safely as possible. Lifts also help reduce injuries among our caregivers. If you or your loved one needs help getting up or around....
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness MonthNational Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. Please join the Robley Rex VA Medical Center on Tuesday, November 18th to help raise awareness and learn more about this disease.
National White Cane Day - Recognized October 15thNational White Cane Day - Recognized October 15th
National White Cane Day is celebrated on October 15th. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. The White Cane symbolizes blindness and independence.
The Robley Rex VAMC Flu Fighter Team stands by waiting to dole out free flu shots to Veterans at the VAMC.  The Flu Fighter Team is roving the campus and the clinics giving free flu shots to Veterans in an effort to combat the nasty virus.Robley Rex VAMC Flu Fighters Combat the Flu
Fall is a beautiful time of year; the leaves change, the weather becomes cooler, and the kids are finally back in school. But alas, along with autumnal fun, comes a sickening beast called the flu.
Veterans Attend a Job Fair hosted by the Robley Rex VAMC Compensated Work Therapy program in downtown Louisville September 18.  166 Veterans took the opportunity to apply for jobs at companies located throughout the region.Back To Work
Over 25 employers from throughout the Louisville area are going the extra mile to hire Veterans by participating in a Job Fair hosted by the Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC) Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program.
Robley Rex VAMC Business Office representative Clarissa Ashford works with Louisville EMS to coordinate transportation for a volunteer victim during the Emergency Management Exercise “Bent Horseshoe” at the Kentucky Air National Guard Airbase September 9, 2014KYANG Emergency Management Exercise
On September 9, 2014, a team of Robley Rex VAMC staff and volunteers collaborated with the Kentucky Air National Guard (KYANG), Louisville EMS, and community hospitals to take part in an Emergency Management Exercise

From the Veterans Health Administration

Woman volunteer sits with a Veteran patientWest Va. Woman Finds Joy Volunteering at VA
Over the last nine years Joan Chambers, 67, has racked up over 6,000 hours of volunteer work at Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia. 'I like keeping busy,' she explained.
Abstract crop of a prescription labelA New and Improved VA Prescription Label
VA asked hundreds of Veterans to tell us what they liked and didn't like about the labels on their prescriptions. We heard you. The results led to this new patient-centric prescription label.
A nurse wraps a Veteran's arm with a blood pressure cuffVA Nurse Goes the Extra Mile in Veteran Care
While treating a Veteran patient, Nurse Chuck Maulden noticed the Veteran's feet were in really bad shape with huge blisters probably due to worn out shoes. They both wore the same size shoe. So...
Three women smile as they prepare food in a kitchenIs This the Year You Will Volunteer on MLK Day?
For Volunteers who work every day to help our Veterans, the MLK holiday is one more opportunity to repay the men and women who have sacrificed so much for America. Find out how you can join in.
A man and woman dressed in wedding attire smile and hold hands above their headsDying Veteran Gets Married at Buffalo VA
An Army Veteran with not long to live decided it was time to marry his girlfriend of 17 years. The staff at the Buffalo VA, where heís receiving cancer treatments, helped him turn his wish into reality.
A man talks to a homeless man sitting by a brick wallJoint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
During one of the coldest weeks of winter, itís difficult to imagine what it must be like to have no heat, no home, and no help. VA is working hard to get help to Americaís Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
A woman with a crown in a wheelchair smiles Helping Beneficiaries Stricken with Spina Bifida
About 1,300 people are enrolled in the Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program where VA is looking at better ways to help people stricken with the disorder get the care they need.
A woman examines a Veteran's eyesGlaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss
One-and-a-half million Veterans have a vision threatening eye disease, including 285,000 with glaucoma, which usually starts without any symptoms. Get tested now — it's quick and painless.
Seniors lift weights at a gym2015 New Year's Resolution: End Binge Eating
VA Researchers are taking a close look at an issue threatening the health of many Veterans: binge eating. If you recognize this in yourself, follow the MOVE link at the end of the story. VA is here to help
Man shows his ID card to a woman at a deskTop 10 Stories from VA Health Care in 2014
Each year, we post more than 100 stories about health topics on the VA Health Care and VA Medical Center home pages. Here are the Top 10 stories from 2014, based on our reader’s visits.

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