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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

Local Features

Dr.. Piatt, Acting Medical Center Director with a Vietnam VeteranVietnam Veteran 50th Anniversary Commemoration
Our medical center leadership created a special coin to recognize our Vietnam Era Veterans on the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary. We acknowledge our Vietnam Era Veterans,welcome them home and present them with our coin.
Veteran Robert Spencer logging in to his MyHealtheVet accountMy HealtheVet
For one Veteran, the ability to stay in touch with your VA care team is an important aspect of your health care. My HealtheVet helps make this happen for Veterans. Get started today with access to your health records.
MOVE Program LogoMOVE Program - Helping Veterans Get Healthy
The MOVE! Program has been a part of VA for over 10 years. The MOVE Program encourages healthy eating, increased activity and improves the lives of our Veterans. It is NOT a diet; it is a lifestyle choice.
Mr. Cornelius with NAVAHCS Associate Director, Michael WelshRaising Money For Our Veterans
World War II double Bronze Star recipient and Veteran John Cornelius, continuously raises money for his fellow Veterans at NAVAHCS. This donation was $21,000 and the actual total for 2015 was $199,000.
From left:  Sherie Mercier, American Legion Area  C Vice Commander, Michael Welsh, NAVAHCS Associate Director, Billy Ellis, American Legion State Commander, Josephine Herrera, American Legion Auxiliary State President, Dr. Piatt, NAVAHCS Acting Medical Center Director, Carmen Goswick, American LegioAmerican Legion Auxiliary Christmas Gift Shop
The American Legion Auxiliary Whipple Christmas Gift Shop has been a part of the Prescott community for over 70 years which makes it the longest running VA gift shop. This year the event was November 30 - December 2.
Voice of the Veteran Truth Point SurveyVoice of the Veteran – Truth Point Survey
Northern Arizona VA Health Care System strives to provide the best care possible for our Nation’s heroes. To assist us in our endeavors, we have been using Truth Point to gain feedback from Veterans on their care.
Medical Foster Home Program Caregiver  - Robbin Dohm at her home in Chino ValleyMedical Foster Home Program
Medical Foster Home is an alternative to nursing home care in a personal home setting for eligible Veterans who are no longer able to safely live independently. Prescott has four homes serving six Veterans.
Veteran with Telehealth equipmentTelehealth For Our Veterans
Telehealth Services have been offered to Veterans at Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) for over six years. Veterans have the opportunity to meet with their providers without driving to Prescott.
Patient Escort VolunteersOur Veteran Volunteers Really Making a Difference
Volunteering can mean a lot of different things to someone, but to Jim Burg, it means giving back. If you or someone you know is thinking about volunteering please call our Voluntary Service at (928) 776-6013.
Donna Hitt, LiCSW and IOP ManagerIntensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Veterans
NAVAHCS is starting a new program at the new Mental Health Clinic. The program will provide individualized care for Veterans recovering from a combination of addiction, trauma and other mental health aliments.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.
Male Veteran walking down a rural road surrounded by treesPTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy
After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him.
Two VA Doctors with their VA Patient after surgery Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery Home in 3 Days
Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures.
 Image of a male volunteer handing out clothes to a male Veteran. I was addicted and homeless. The VA took me in.
Vietnam Veteran Mike Doherty was homeless and addicted to pain killers and alcohol. He had hit bottom with no place to turn. But then a good friend drove him to the Pittsburgh VA.
World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.
Fictional image of neurons of light firing in the brainA Smart Home for Veterans with Brain Injuries
Among the many remarkable advances being studied by VA researchers is a “smart home” for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Technology tracks the Veterans and helps them relearn basic skills.
Two male Veterans sitting with female VA employee looking at a paper flyer GeriPACTs Specialized Care for Older Veterans
VA is ready to care for older Veterans. By 2017, almost 10 million of our 21 million Veterans will be over 65. Here's some information about VA's Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Teams.
Image of an older woman and a younger woman sitting together at a table.Women Vets and Violence
A year ago, the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program was launched at the Beckley VA Medical Center in West Virginia. The state ranks 13th in domestic homicides and suicides.
A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand. Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care
When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.
Veteran patient working with a member of Voluntary ServicesMarking 70 Years of Volunteers Serving Veterans
One of the most important things we give each other is our attention. VAs Volunteers have been doing this for 70 years. This week we salute and thank them for their dedication.

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