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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
- From Fear to Love: My Experience in Hospice
- Dorothy Thompson is a nurse in Hospice and Palliative Care at the Community Living Center at Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS). She has been working at NAVAHCS since May 2013.
- VA Telehleath For Veterans
- VA Telehealth makes appointments easier for Veterans. It allows them to travel less while still receiving the high quality care they deserve. Telehealth is expanding throughout the Northern Arizona region.
- Building a Patient Driven Culture at NAVAHCS
- NAVAHCS has 42 employees in EMS and all are Veterans. EMS Supervisor Steve Peterson believes in teaching all of his employees the importance of working at the VA for the Veterans and providing the best care possible.
- System Redesign
- One of the most important aspects of systems redesign is creating a culture of continuous improvement. This can be achieved through educating team members and providing them with the tools and processes for improvement.
- Something New
- Construction is underway for the new two story, 18,000 square-foot mental health building at Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS). The new facility is scheduled to open next summer.
- Plan Ahead for Long Term Care
- Explore your long term care services and supports now, while you don't need them. Personal proactive planning can provide you peace of mind for yourself and those you care about.
- Rural Veterans Served by Community Partnerships
- The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is reaching out to Veterans in rural communities within Indian Country. The mobile medical unit facilitated these services to Chinle, Pinon and Tsaile.
- Honoring VA Volunteers
- Across the nation volunteers were honored during National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) for their hard work and selfless acts of kindness. The VA operates one of the largest volunteer programs in the federal government.
- What's in Your Communication "Toolbox"?
- Several tools are available for Veterans and family members to provide feedback regarding the services provided by the Northern Arizona VA. This feedback aids in service rercovery to improve on the Veterans experience.
- How You Can Help Ensure Safe Patient Care
- Veterans have the option of accessing their medical records online, and using secure email to contact their VA Primary Care teams with any questions or discrepancies using MyHealtheVet.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Giving Thanks ... with Empathy and Hope
- PJ Johnson knows about recovery. She was hit by a car while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. During her rehab, the Veterans she usually helps encouraged her to get better and come back to them.
- Brain Bank to Help in Treatment of PTSD
- A new brain bank in Vermont will help with understanding abnormal brain activity in PTSD and could pave the way for new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of individuals with PTSD.
- Quit Smoking for Your Health and Breathe Easier
- November 20th is the Great American Smokeout. Join the Smokeout by quitting or making a plan to quit smoking that day. Succeed with helpful tips from Dr. Timothy P. Carmody.
- Just Saying No to Pain Meds
- Specialists at the VA in Charleston, South Carolina, have helped more than 400 patients ease off their chronic pain medications. How did they do it? The answer might surprise you.
- Thousands Sign Up for Dental Insurance
- Over 60,000 Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries have signed up for a dental insurance plan for Veterans with no dental coverage and those eligible for VA dental care who want more coverage.
- Parades Planned Across America on Veterans Day
- On Veterans Day, November 11, Americans pause to honor and salute the men and women whose service and sacrifice made our freedom possible – an annual day of thanks from a grateful nation.
- Tabby Cat Makes Life Easier for Dying Veterans
- An orange tabby cat named Tom lives on the hospice unit of the Salem VA Medical Center in Virginia, providing comfort, amusement and companionship to dying Veterans and their family members.
- VA Offers Programs for Family Caregivers
- The job of caregiver is not easy. It can lead to frustration and burnout. That's why VA has developed two very helpful programs to make the task of caring for your loved one easier and healthier.
- Burn pit exposure? Sign up now in VA Registry.
- Exposed to burn pits or other airborne hazards while deployed? Believe you have health conditions related to these exposures? Join VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Learn how here.
- Veterans Arts Festival is Fun and Therapeutic
- VA's Annual Creative Arts Festival is a nation-wide talent competition that lets thousands of Veterans express themselves creatively while helping with their mental and physical health and recovery.