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Dr. Mark ShelhorseNew Interim VISN 6 Director
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Shelhorse is appointed interim director of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 6 for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, says the Deputy Secretary for Health for Operations and Management
Photo of VA Secretary Robert A. McDonaldMcDonald, Gibson Take USA Today to Task
VA Secretary Bob McDonald and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson respond to an article in USA Today that unfairly characterizes a VA measurement tool. The article claims VA is hiding critical performance data from the public.
Dr. Hilliard Seigler examines a Veteran.  Seigler is VA's oldest Veteran employeeVeteran Seigler Oldest VA Employee
This year, as we prepared to observe Veterans Day 2016 at VA, this journey took us to Durham, N.C., where we spent time with the VA’s oldest Veteran employee who can still be found in the hospital halls serving.
Much of the region around Greenville HCC have been flooded, making it difficult for Veterans to receive care.  Photo shows flooded fenced areaMobile Medical Units Hit NC for Hurricane Relief
VA and VISN 6 have coordinated health care relief efforts for Veterans in areas of N.C. hit by severe flooding. Mobile Medical Units have come from around the country to provide Veterans health care.
A water tanker and filter (pictured here, lower left) is being used to support dialysis operations in Fayetteville, N.C.Fayetteville VA Teams Save Day with Water Buffalo
Reacting before, during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Fayetteville VAMC implemented contingency operations, placing an alternative water resource to continue health care service to Veterans
Fayetteville VA Staff unload ice at the medical center to help in response to effects of Hurricane MatthewHurricane Affects Fayetteville VA Health Care Site
Several VA Health Care facilities in Southeastern North Carolina were impacted by weather conditions caused by Hurricane Matthew October 8-10. VA staff are working to mitigate the effects on care to Veterans.
VISN 6 logoVISN 6 Strategically Enhances Veterans Health Care
For the last 20 years, VISN 6 staff has worked to effectively meet Veterans’ health needs in an ever-growing, ever-changing environment. At the center of this commitment is the VISN 6 Strategic Plan
VA Mid Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) logoVeteran Care Expands in VISN 6
VISN 6 has conducted programs and services that increase Veterans' access to health care in North Carolina and Virginia. The addition of facilities and services have allowed more Veterans to receive VA care than ever.
VA Secretary Robert McDonaldVA Secretary comments on Report
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald released the following statement on the Commission on Care final report, a wide-ranging set of recommendations on reforming the Veterans Health Administration
Dripping water faucetCamp Lejeune Contaminated Water Update
VA announced that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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