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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
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
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.

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