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Director Ron JohnsonVISN 6 Announces New Medical Center Director
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of James R. Johnson, Jr., FACHE, as the new director of the Hampton VA Medical Center. He will begin within 60 days.
VA logo for Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence, known as ICAREVA gives Veterans new online tool to make informed
This tool allows Veterans to access the most transparent and easy to understand wait time and quality measures in health care. Veterans can compare access and quality measures to make informed choices about their care.
VA's ICARE logoVA fixes Veterans Crisis Line
VA Announces Crisis Line Challenges Resolved. In response to the recent VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that reviewed the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), claims rollover rate less than 1 percent.
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

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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