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Respiratory Therapy to Expand Services at the Robley Rex 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 MeetingVeterans 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 Option – Mellwood AvenueShuttle 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
BSR Yoga for Women VeteransBreathing-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 SafetyGun 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.
A Veteran shows off his artistic side during a class put on by volunteers from the Arts in Healing project.  Photo by Robley Rex VAMC Staff Photographer Tom Downs.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.
A group of Southern Indiana Veterans from various organizations have banded together in order to help Veterans in need.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.
Wintery weather conditions at the Louisville VAMC. Photo by Louisville VAMC Staff Photographer Thomas Downs.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 PartyBlind 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.
The new West Entrance at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center.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

Two men secure plywood over a windowBe 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.
A disabled woman sits on the back of a golf cart, preparing to swing a clubNational 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.
call center workers consult near a woman taking a callSupport 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.
Four health care workers crowd around a computerQuick-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.
A man hands his ID to a woman at a deskTwo 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.
A woman shows a man writing on a large padSeeking 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.
A doctor stands with two of his patients"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.
A homeless man receives a haircutStand 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.
A girl looks over the shoulder of a woman viewing a laptopVeterans: 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.
A woman at a call center desk smilesHelping 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.

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