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Nineteen VA Medical Facilities Named to Joint Commission’s Top Performers List

Nineteen Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the Nation were recently recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers on key health care quality measures for 2011/2012.

VA Leads Nation in Breast Cancer Screening Rates

The Department of Veterans Affairs leads the Nation in breast cancer screening rates and has outperformed non-VA health care systems in breast cancer screenings for more than 15 years, with 87 percent of eligible women receiving mammograms in the VA health care system in fiscal year 2010.

Troubled Veterans Left Without Health-Care Benefits

More than 20,000 men and women exited the Army and Marines during the past four years with other-than-honorable discharges that can restrict their veterans health-care and disability benefits.

VA Announces Contract for New Butler Facility

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Westar Development Company of Aurora, Ohio, to build a health care center in Butler, Pa.

Review by VA Clinicians Assists Health Care Providers

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinicians offer a comprehensive review of the health concerns of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and practical management guidelines for primary care providers in an article entitled, “Post Deployment Care for Returning Combat Veterans.”

Did You Serve in Iraq or Afghanistan?

OEF/OIF/OND combat Veterans can receive cost free medical care for any condition related to your service in your theater of operation for five years after the date of your discharge or release.

Checklist for VA Health Care for Returning Combat Veterans

OEF/OIF combat Veterans can receive cost free VA medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 05, 2012

An Ohio-based "company is building vehicles used as mobile centers to expand veterans' access to counseling" and healthcare.

E-Consults Help Veterans ‘Speak’ to their Providers

At the Detroit VA Medical Center, there are now 30 different specialties that have E consults available. E consults are just one of many different ways of delivering quality health care.

Supporting Veterans at Every Age and Stage

For Frances Pulley, a 73-year old U.S. Air Force Veteran from Syracuse, N.Y., socialization and even going downstairs in her home were difficult, if not impossible, before she started the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Care Services Program (VDHCBS).

Patient Aligned Care Teams Help Improve Health Promotion

The Phoenix VA Health Care System is joining a growing number of VA health care facilities in adopting a new method of VA health delivery nationwide called Patient Aligned Care Teams or PACTs.

VA Physician-Researcher Honored by Society for General Internal Medicine

Veterans Affairs physician-researcher Dr. Michael J. Fine has received the 2011 John M. Eisenberg Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – Jun 08, 2011

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice enforces laws designed to protect the rights of members of the military. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, provides critical additional consumer and other protections to the men and women serving our nation

Filner Bill Allows Elderly Veterans to Use Their Earned Medicare Dollars...

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Democratic Member Bob Filner (D-CA) reintroduced H.R. 814, legislation to allow veterans to use their earned Medicare benefits to receive health care and services from the Veterans Health Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Filner Sponsors Bill Strengthening Collective Bargaining

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Democratic Member Bob Filner (D-CA), introduced H.R. 807, legislation that would strengthen the collective bargaining rights of VA health care providers.