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Veteran Health Indiana

Local Features

VA social workers make a differenceCome Out to our Social Worker Event
The Department of Veterans Affairs is one largest employers of professional social workers in the country, with about 12,000 on staff. Your VAMC has over 100 social workers on your team.
VA caresAccess Stand Down this Saturday
A team of clinical leaders, administrators and volunteers will be on site at your Indianapolis VA medical center from 9 a.m. to noon to reach out to all Veterans waiting for urgent care.
Online form submissionIntent to File
Your VA has created a new “intent to file process” for Veterans and survivors who intend to file a claim for VA compensation, pension, or survivors’ benefits but need additional time to gather all of their information.
A patient in a TeleHealth exam roomTechnology That Heals
We want to provide our Veterans with the most convenient and high quality health care possible. CVT aims to make the local community the preferred place of care whenever possible by bringing the best care to you.
Woman looking out window thoughfullyMilitary Sexual Trauma Health Care
VA works closely with trauma survivors to assist Veterans recovering from experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Every VA health care facility has an MST Coordinator who serves as a contact person for MST.
pills spill from a prescription bottleHydrocodone Prescription Changes
Veterans taking hydrocodone combination products need to know that the Drug Enforcement Agency has now moved this pain reliever into the Schedule II medicine category. Pharmacies will more strictly control this medicine.
Quest for QualityQuest for Quality Recognition
The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center has been recognized by the American Hospital Association for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety, awarded the Citation of Merit.
StrokeStroke and Sleep Apnea
As a result of a research study at Indianapolis VAMC, it was learned that patients with strokes have a very high rate of sleep apnea, and the traditional methods of screening for sleep apnea are not useful. Read more.
VA2K walkersVA2K Walk and Roll
Veterans, employees, and guests are invited to participate in the VA2K Walk & Roll on Wed May 21 anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to promote employee fitness and support homeless Veterans.
VetLinkVetLink Makes Check-in Easier
In June, Veterans will have an easier way to check in for their appointments. Your Indianapolis VA medical center is installing VetLink kiosks at clinic (and other support) locations.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.

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