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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
- Clinical 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.
- Polacca 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).
- What 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.
- My 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The M.O.V.E. Program
- The M.O.V.E. Program (Motivating Obese/Overweight Veterans Everywhere) was developed to get Veterans "moving" toward better health. The program is focused on teaching small steps to change unhealthy habits.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Rehab Veterans volunteer for four-week lock down
- Unique approach to rehab. At the Topeka VA, a new voluntary alcohol and drug rehab program called 'Fresh Start' requires patients to commit to 30 days of intense therapy in a locked unit.
- Veterans with PTSD Reclaiming Their Lives
- VA is working hard every day to help Veterans with PTSD, from World War II generals to Iraqi conflict corporals. Here are links to resources and courageous stories from Veterans who have been there.
- These Veterans lost a LOT of weight. You can too!
- Hundreds of Veterans of all ages — and shapes — are losing weight every day with VA's MOVE! program and now there's an app to help you join this happy, healthy group. Check it out!
- You Can Make the Most of Your Whole Health
- It's not about what's the matter with you. It's about what matters most to you. There's a link to a form in this story that could help you enhance your overall well-being by focusing on these factors.
- Change Your Mind about Brain Injury
- VA's Polytrauma System of Care, a network of over 100 programs, provides world-class rehabilitation services for Veterans and helps them transition back to their homes and families.
- VA and DoD Meet for Patient Safety Awareness Week
- During Patient Safety Awareness Week, doctors, nurses and clinicians from VA and DoD will be 'United in Safety' as they discuss and analyze ways to make your hospital experience safer.
- You can have MS but MS does not have you
- You can have Multiple Sclerosis with limited mobility and still have passion for the causes that are meaningful to you. Read this story about Army Veteran Brian Pettyjohn who does just that.
- Roots of VA Health Care Started 150 Years Ago
- On March 3, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed a law establishing a national soldiers and sailors asylum. Today's VA evolved from that facility established for Civil War Veterans of the Union Army.
- 81-Year-Old Veteran Chooses Rehab Over Surgery
- Korean War Veteran Victor Ferentino, 81, was a runner for 60 years. After a spill in Manhattan he did his research and chose rehab at his VA Physical Therapy clinic over surgery.
- A Veteran Who Was on Iwo Jima 70 Years Ago Today
- This week is the 70th anniversary of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. "Woody" Williams, 91, was there and received the Medal of Honor for his courageous action on that memorable day.