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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

Local Features

Veterans Day Parade 2016 Color Guard - Sons of the American RevolutionVeterans Day Parade 2016
This year’s Veterans Day Parade was amazing. There were over 90 entries and a ton of support and participation from our community. Thank You to ALL of our Veterans; Our Nation’s heroes.
Lisa Pelaez, SimMan Larry and Myra WhittSimulation Lab Open House Event
The NAVAHCS Simulation Center had an Open House event earlier this month to celebrate its ongoing development as a learning resource for clinical practice for all healthcare disciplines.
Veteran Lillian Clonts with Dr. Denise WeilAnthem Clinic Open House Event
Last month the Anthem Clinic hosted a very successful Event. Veterans, friends, family members, employees and community partners attended the first ever Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Open House for NAVAHCS.
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.
Dorothy Walker - Volunteer at NAVAHCS for 16 years70th Anniversary of VAVS
This is the 70th Anniversary of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) and Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (AVAHCS) has the opportunity to recognize our amazing volunteers for everything they do.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Michael Williams speaks to new employeesHomeless Veterans Personal Scorecard was the Key
Michael Williams’ personal scorecard was goal oriented, a plan he put together while living on the streets. Homeless for three years, he conquered alcoholism and regained the trust of his family.
Veteran getting their blood pressure checkedBlood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs find both herbicide exposure and military service are associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) among Army Chemical Corps Vietnam era Veterans.
Army Veteran Jeffrey Weinstock meets with Dr. Erica Dombrowsky, audiologist, through Clinical Video Telehealth.VA Telehealth saves Florida Veteran time, travel
Army Veteran Major Jeffrey Weinstock is very thankful this week for VA Telehealth. It saves him a 300-mile round-trip from Key West to Miami for a comprehensive hearing exam and new hearing aids
Veterans sitting around a camp fire.Veterans Deal with Diabetes at Unique Camp
Veterans in Wisconsin spend a weekend at a special camp designed to help them learn about and deal with their diabetes. Veteran Steve Biever lost 56 pounds and thanks a VA nurse for saving his life.
Veterans Day banner, with U.S. Flag as Background“What Veterans Day Means to Me”
All this week, we will be posting articles and blogs by Veterans talking about “What Veterans Day Means to Me.” Kicking off the week with a salute from a former Navy SEAL very proud of his service.
People walkingHonoring those who care for our Veterans
VA has a six-week online interactive workshop that offers training in how to provide better care. It also helps caregivers learn how to manage their own emotions, stress and physical health.
Elderly men, sitting at a table enjoying a cup of coffee while talking to one anotherAre You Ready to Make Your Choices?
Are you ready to make your choices? Advance Care Planning: Your preferences for future health care. Advance Directive: Tell others your preferences and who you have chosen to be your Health Care Agent.
VA nurses Heather Frank (L) and Jill Jefferson along with Simulator SAM during  ICU simulation training at the VA medical center in Des Moines, Iowa.Heather Frank - One of VA’s Top Nurses
Introducing Heather Frank, one of VA's and Iowa's, Top Nurses, whose extra effort has helped Vietnam Veterans in her Iowa Veteran Affairs hospital, receive awards for their service.
Vietnam Marine Corps Veteran Robert Hall and Primary Care Physician Dr. Sabrina FelsonVietnam Marine Corps Veteran - Forever Proud
Vietnam Vet, given grave cancer prognosis, says his top priority is family and his 11-month-old spirited grandson. “When my dad lies down next to him, Jayden just falls asleep.”
Veteran Lewis Taylor in Medical Foster HomeCouples Caring for Veterans in Foster Homes
There is an alternative to a nursing home for eligible Veterans. VA's Medical Foster Home Program is for Veterans no longer able to safely live independently. Here are two couples who participate.

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