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Louisville VA Medical Center


Local Features

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).
Veteran Centered Living Fall 2013 IssueVeteran Centered Living Fall 2013
Veteran Centered Living is a new quarterly magazine, published by the Department of Veterans Affairs MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9). Copies are available at the Louisville VAMC or you can view it online.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
A man in a wheelchair tries to shoot a basket while another man in a wheelchair reaches to blockNational Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
A man in uniform hands a senior Veteran a red coinThe Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
A nurse applies a bandaid to the shoulder of a smiling VeteranVeterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
A dentist holds up a mold of a face next to his patientThe Other Side of VA Dentistry
Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.

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