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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

Local Features

Genevieve "Jenny" WernWomen Who Served Are Veterans Too
Too often women Veterans are overlooked or under appreciated. NAVAHCS employs 532 women, 105 of which are Veterans. NAVAHCS serves over 25,000 Veterans and over 2,200 are women.
Brett Tolich - Emergency Department Charge NurseNurses Week 2015
Nurses Week is celebrated each year on May 6 – May 12. Each year the VA commends the men and women who care for our Veterans. This year NAVAHCS recognizes Brett Tolich, Emergency Department Charge Nurse.
Mike Wilford in his Marine Corps Dress UniformOn the Fast Track to Success: A Marine Vet's Story
Mike Wilford served 12 years active duty in the Marine Corps and 13 years in the reserves. Mike is proud of his military service but auto racing is in his blood. His grandfather used to sponsor auto races.
Volunteer Chuck Blackburn and Health Tech Nicole SimpsonOur Volunteers Make a Difference
NAVAHCS has over 650 volunteers and they support our staff on a regular basis by assisting us and helping Veterans. Our Veterans deserve the best from our staff and volunteers and they continuously provide just that.
Clinical Laboratory Quality Assurance CoodinatorClinical Laboratory Plays an Important Role
Despite a shortage of qualified Medical Technologist and Technicians, the NAVAHCS Clinical Laboratory continues to provide timely, accurate patient information to staff, enabling them to diagnose and treat diseases.
Captain De Alva HonahniePolacca Ribbon Cutting Event
Earlier this month, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) opened a new Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinic (PTOC) in Polacca, AZ at the Hopi Health Care Center (HHCC).
The Time Is NowWhat Happens When You Stop Smoking?
It is never too late to quit and benefit from a smoke-free lifestyle. People who have smoked for decades can notice big changes within just a few minutes. From 20 minutes to 72 hours after your quit, changes happen.
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.
Telehealth EquipmentTelehealth
Telehealth is the newest in medical care. It has been developed and designed to help Veterans who cannot travel long distances to the medical centers. NAVAHCS Telehealth program began in 2009.
Photo of Dorothy ThompsonFrom 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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

two women discussing designsDesigning Clothes for Veterans with Prosthetics
Some very generous students of fashion engineering at SUNY are working on designing comfortable and functional clothes for Veterans with prosthetics.       
View of the Biloxi facility from the front flag poleBiloxi VA in Most Beautiful Hospital Competition
Skillful and compassionate care combined with a beautiful hospital and happy patients. VA’s Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has been nominated for Most Beautiful Hospital in America.
service members in uniform marching in a parage carring the america flagVA Remembers America's Fallen on Memorial Day
Once known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a time for remembering the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces. Here’s a list of ceremonies in your area.
five researchers and technocians working in a laboratory90 Years of VA Research Improves Veterans' Lives
Did you know VA doctors performed the first successful liver transplant in 1968, and that VA doctors have received the Nobel Prize? Find out more as VA celebrates National VA Research Week.
Elise Brown standing next to Roy Jeffers who is laying in a hospital bedHe Was Given Two Years to Live…23 Years Ago
Veteran Roy Jeffers is marking Hepatitis Awareness Month by sharing his brave story with Veterans and their families in the hope that they will learn more and make an appointment to get tested…now!
mother and daughter using hula hoopsWomen Veterans Can Be Role Models for Health
Of the almost 670,000 Women Veterans enrolled with VA, over 400,000 of them utilized VHA health care in 2014. Read here about how they can be role models for health for other women and young girls.
nurse reviewing documents with a patientHonoring VA's Compassionate Professionals
The thousands of VA nurses who take care of America’s Veterans are skilled, caring professionals. During National Nurses Week, we say “Thank You” for taking care of our heroes.
veteran walking on a treadmill10th Anniversary of VA’s Polytrauma Program
For ten years, VA’s Polytrauma System of Care has treated Veterans with multiple severe injuries. Two of the hundreds of Veterans who have received care tell their stories of strength and recovery.
Woman standing in front of a lake near Epcott CenterVeteran Re-Connects with Other Women at Vet Center
After one of the most emotionally challenging jobs in the military left her with PTSD, former sergeant Josie Beatty found help at a Vet Center and learned she did not “have to be super human.”
Make the connection website Veterans' Real Stories of Strength and Resilience
Hundreds of Veterans share their experiences with mental health challenges and reaching out for support. On a unique website, you can hear how they started their journeys toward recovery.

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