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Ms. DeAnne Seekins is new VISN 6 DirectorHead of Durham VAHCS Selected New Network Director
DeAnne Seekins, Head of Durham VA Health Care System is Appointed New Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network Director effective July 23, 2017. Seekins is second person to hold the position.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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