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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
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Close up portrait of Dr. Matthew FriedmanBrain Bank to Help in Treatment of PTSD
A new brain bank in Vermont will help with understanding abnormal brain activity in PTSD and could pave the way for new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of individuals with PTSD.
Male Veteran on a beach inhailing the fresh air.Quit Smoking for Your Health and Breathe Easier
November 20th is the Great American Smokeout. Join the Smokeout by quitting or making a plan to quit smoking that day. Succeed with helpful tips from Dr. Timothy P. Carmody.
Image of a male doctor taking the pulse of a female patient.Just Saying No to Pain Meds
Specialists at the VA in Charleston, South Carolina, have helped more than 400 patients ease off their chronic pain medications. How did they do it? The answer might surprise you.
Child hugging dad and smiling.Thousands Sign Up for Dental Insurance
Over 60,000 Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries have signed up for a dental insurance plan for Veterans with no dental coverage and those eligible for VA dental care who want more coverage.
Veterans Day graphic Honoring All Who Served.Parades Planned Across America on Veterans Day
On Veterans Day, November 11, Americans pause to honor and salute the men and women whose service and sacrifice made our freedom possible an annual day of thanks from a grateful nation.
Close-up of an orange cat sitting in a hallway.Tabby Cat Makes Life Easier for Dying Veterans
An orange tabby cat named Tom lives on the hospice unit of the Salem VA Medical Center in Virginia, providing comfort, amusement and companionship to dying Veterans and their family members.
Staff member in a caregiver classroom course.VA Offers Programs for Family Caregivers
The job of caregiver is not easy. It can lead to frustration and burnout. That's why VA has developed two very helpful programs to make the task of caring for your loved one easier and healthier.
Soldier throwing waste in burn pit.Burn pit exposure? Sign up now in VA Registry.
Exposed to burn pits or other airborne hazards while deployed? Believe you have health conditions related to these exposures? Join VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Learn how here.
Man and his art.Veterans Arts Festival is Fun and Therapeutic
VA's Annual Creative Arts Festival is a nation-wide talent competition that lets thousands of Veterans express themselves creatively while helping with their mental and physical health and recovery.
Woman receives flu shot from nurse.Flu Shots: More Access, Seamless Documentation
VA partners with Walgreens to expand real-time sharing of medical information of vaccines provided by Walgreens to enrolled Veterans. VA is covering the cost of about 75,000 flu shots.

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