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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System


Local Features

Volunteer/Veteran Matt with Yavapai County Board of Supervisors & Veteran Jack SmithNational Salute to Veterans 2018
Each year the VA honors Veterans during the week of Valentine’s Day (February 12-16) for National Salute to Veterans Week. VIPs, guests and visitors meet Veterans, shake their hands and thank them for their service.
Adopt a Vet donated giftsThe Time of Year for Giving
For the past few years, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) has participated in the Adopt-a-Vet Program that donates presents to Veterans and their families for the holidays.
Bob Wallace, Marine Corps LeagueVeterans Olympic Day Event
For the last four years Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) has been working with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) for the Veterans Olympic Day Event at the Sports Court at the VA Medical Center.
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.
NAVAHCS Public Affairs Officer presenting a Vietnam Veteran his pin and coin at the Kingman Clinic Open House EventHonoring Vietnam Era Veterans
Vietnam Era Veterans are honored on a regular basis at NAVAHCS. Employees present the 50th Anniversary Vietnam Era Lapel Pin as well as the unique NAVAHCS Welcome Home Coin.
Tina Palone and her son CJ PaloneNAVAHCS Employees Serving in the Military
Over forty percent of NAVAHCS staff are Veterans and several are serving in the National Guard and Reserves. Recently two employees were nominated for awards because of their outstanding duty in their Reserve Unit.
Vietnam War Veteran Matt Fogata with Supervisor Smith - Yavapai Board of SupervisorsNational Salute to Veterans Week
Each year the VA honors our Veterans during the week of Valentine’s Day for National Salute to Veterans Week. VIPs, guests and visitors meet Veterans, shaking their hands and thank them for their service.
The Mooring Painting - Donated to NAVAHCS75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. A painting of the U.S.S. Arizona was donated to the Medical Center to honor all of the service members who died on December 7, 1941.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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