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Louisville VA Medical Center
- Respiratory Therapy to Expand Services
- The Respiratory Therapy Department has been growing over the past year at our hospital with the intention of providing more support than ever to our veterans, nursing staff, and physicians....
- Veterans Town Hall Meeting
- A Veterans Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. We want to hear your comments and recommendations about VA health care.
- Shuttle Parking – Mellwood Avenue
- We are extremely pleased to announce that Veterans now have another great parking option. Effective Monday, July 7th, you can now enjoy convenient, door-to-door shuttle service
- Breathing-Stretching-Relaxation Program (BSR Yoga)
- Research has shown that women report high levels of stress in their lives and often experience physical and emotional symptoms as a result. The Breathing-Stretching-Relaxation program (BSR Yoga) is...
- Gun Safety
- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide prevention program office has developed an outreach video to emphasize the importance of taking precautions at home when a firearm is present.
- Healing With Art
- Local artists volunteer their time providing artistic treatments for modern maladies. Public Affairs Specialist Laura Schafsnitz introduces us to an organization called Arts in Healing.
- Hustlin' for Dough
- A group of Southern Indiana Veterans from various organizations have banded together to help Veterans in need. Public Affairs Specialist Laura Schafsnitz tells us how Kentuckiana Task Force hustles for some dough.
- Don’t “Slip Up” with Winter Season Safety
- A Louisville VA employee treads lightly as he makes his way into the Medical Center. Wintery weather conditions with high amounts of precipitation have made traversing sidewalks and parking lots a slippery situation.
- Blind Veterans Holiday Party
- On December 13th, Robley Rex’s Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) coordinators partnered with several local organizations and VA employees to put on a holiday program, luncheon, and give away for blinded Veterans.
- New West Entrance is Now Open!
- New West Entrance is Now Open! We are excited to announce that the new West Entrance is now open to pedestrian traffic and provides easy access to the main building (Building 1).
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Be Disaster Aware and Take Action to Prepare
- Tornados? Floods? Hurricanes? Are you prepared if one of those hit your home? Take advantage of these check lists during National Preparedness Month. Get your family ready for all emergencies.
- National Golf Tournament for Blind Veterans
- Annual tournament an opportunity for legally blind and physically disabled Veterans to develop new skills and enhance their self-esteem. Therapeutic format promotes rehabilitation and fellowship.
- Support For Vets During Suicide Prevention Month
- Help spread the word about VA's mental health resources. We all have the power to take the first step to reach out and see how they're doing.
- Quick-Thinking VA Radiology Team Saves a Veteran's Life
- Four members of a VA radiology team at the VA Southern Oregon Rehab Center, White City, Ore., teamed up in early August to provide needed help to an elderly Veteran living alone in a remote rural area.
- Two Forms of ID Now Needed to Request VHIC Card
- VA has strengthened the ID requirements to request the new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Enrolled Veterans now will need two forms of ID. See the acceptable ID documents in this story.
- Seeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
- Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
- "Family" of Patients Appreciate VA Doctor
- Veteran patients of VA doctor in Augusta, Georgia, tell why they “wouldn’t have any other doctor.” Dr. Jianhua Cheng replies that he just wants to do his best and praises the entire Augusta team.
- Stand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
- Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
- Veterans: Have a health question? Search here!
- We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
- Helping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
- VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.