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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

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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