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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

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.
EMS Worker, Jim BarilBuilding 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.
Aalt Brouwer, Interim Systems Redesign CoodinatorSystem 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.
GroundbreakingSomething 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.
Veterans researching long term care optionsPlan 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.
Photo of Mobile Medical UnitRural 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 VolunteersHonoring 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"?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 CareHow 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

Looking through a wintery window at a family gathered around a Christmas tree.Want Less Stress? Check Out This Veteran Resource
Holiday stress for Veterans can be especially difficult with unique challenges, like transitioning into civilian life or being separated from your family. Here’s a great online resource…with Apps!
Woman checking a mailboxVeterans Can Now Track Delivery of Prescriptions
A VA employee thought if he could track the delivery of his gifts online, why not make it possible for Veterans to track the delivery of their prescriptions the same way? Now, they can.
Close up of an elderly man's face, standing in front of a treeVeteran Survived the Battle of the Bulge
Seventy years ago this month, stubbornly brave American soldiers fought the Battle of the Bulge. Arthur Berkowitz, 91, was one of them. He recalls the battle and a bullet that later shattered his knee.
A nurse prepares to draw blood from a female VeteranObjective: Help improve health care for Veterans
Over 300,000 Veterans have joined the Million Veteran Program, a partnership between VA and Veterans to establish a database of information which may lead to preventing and treating illnesses in Veterans.
Cartoon of a man showing a presentation on managing stressSeven Ways to Manage Stress during the Holidays
Holidays should be about family, friends and fun. But what about all those demands and deadlines? Here are some tips to help Veterans and their families manage all that stress, now and all year long.
Smoldering navy ship, USS ArizonaUSS Arizona Survivor Recalls Pearl Harbor Attack
Lonnie Cook, 94, is one of nine USS Arizona survivors still living. His plans for a day of liberty in Honolulu came to a halt just before 8:00 on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941.
Elderly woman in a wheelchair hugs a young womanAt Wyoming VA, No Veteran Dies Alone
Since 2012, volunteers at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Wyoming have been spending hours sitting at the bedside of dying Veterans, keeping them company as they near their final journey.
Woman and man talkingGiving 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.
Close up portrait of Dr. Matthew FriedmanBrain 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.
Male Veteran on a beach inhailing the fresh air.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.

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