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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

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.
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.
M.O.V.E.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.
MyHealtheVetImproving Access and Care with MyHealtheVet
MyHealtheVet is one of the newest tools available for Veterans to communicate back and forth with their teams at the VA. MyHealtheVet grew radically in 2013, so that your medical records are - yours!

From the Veterans Health Administration

Veteran Brian Pettyjohn working with a horseYou 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.
Civil War era soldier's hospital 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.
Veteran participating in physical therapy81-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 wearing the medal of honor stands between a man and a womanA 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.
Responders work on a call in a call centerVA's Veterans Crisis Line Saves Lives Every Day
We've answered more than a million-and-a-half calls from Veterans in crisis. And helped with 45,000 rescues. The Veterans Crisis Line helps prevent suicides by providing immediate crisis intervention.
Portrait of George WashingtonList of Presidents who were Veterans
Do you know how many of our Presidents served in the military? As we celebrate President's Day, here is a list of Presidents who are Veterans. From George Washington to George Bush.
a soldier in profile by a U.S. flagAmerican Sniper Highlights Veterans' Readjustments
The recent box-office hit American Sniper sheds light on how difficult the transition to civilian life can be. VA has in-person, online and telephone-based services that can help.
Portrait of Lee GreenwoodA Day of Caring and Sharing with America's Veteran
At VA medical centers across the country, thousands of Americans will express their Valentine's wishes of love and gratitude to Veteran patients during VA's annual National Salute to Veteran Patients.
Hands forming clay on a potter's wheelShe Knew Something was Wrong with Her Heart
VA is joining the American Heart Association to fight heart disease in women Veterans. Here's the story of one woman Veteran who received life-saving treatment at a VA Medical Center.
Doctor shows a Veteran a model of the heartVeterans: Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Did they pick February to be Heart Month because of Valentine's Day and all those heart shapes? Whatever. It's a great time to remind Veterans of the everyday things you can do to stay heart healthy.

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