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HVAC Explores VA Lease Scoring Stalemate

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on the capital investment options available to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in light of changes made by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on how the cost of major medical facility leases are scored.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 08, 2013

DoD Safe Helpline, operated by RAINN on behalf of the Department of Defense, is a secure, anonymous and confidential crisis support service that connects members of the military community to live sexual assault professionals for one-on-one support.

Social Workers, Caring for Veterans

Marine Corps Veteran Rey Santiago, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, discusses recreation programs with Lindsey Bernier, social worker.

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Set for Massachusetts

More than 3,000 Veterans across the country have begun entering local competitions for the 2012 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, scheduled for Oct. 8-14 in Boston.

Veterans Canteen Service Keeps Kitchen Waste Out of Landfills

The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) of the Department of Veterans Affairs is piloting two initiatives that should keep nearly 600,000 pounds of kitchen waste out of U.S. landfills in 2012.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 26, 2012

All 152 VA medical centers are now actively represented on Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site.

Interfaith Service – Caring for Those Who Have Born the Battle

A special service was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, for families who have lost loved ones. Chaplain Dan Cottrell says it’s based on Abraham Lincoln’s statement, “To care for those who shall have borne the battle, and for their widow, and their orphan."

20 VA Medical Centers Make The Joint Commission’s Top Performers List

Twenty Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers from across the Nation were recognized by The Joint Commission today as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for 2010.

VA Opens Holbrook Telehealth Clinic

Dan Roper, Holbrook facility and nurse manager demonstrates telehealth technology, now allowing Veterans to meet with their doctor without driving to the hospital.

Youth donates to Veterans

For $29.55, a young person can purchase a new video game, buy a ticket for a day at an amusement park or go to the movies with a friend.

Our Longest Serving Volunteer

Norma Morgan is the Kansas City VA Medical Center’s longest running volunteer. “I think we need to pay respect all we can to these veterans, “ says Morgan, who has been volunteering at the medical center since 1964.

Local Vets Compete in 25th National Veterans Golden Age Games

Event encourages older Veterans to continue leading active and rewarding lives,and serves as an example for all Americans that age doesn’t have to slow you down

Service with a Smile

Ask anyone who has been on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus more than a few hours and it's very likely they have met Willis Brown.

Veteran Finally Cancer-free after Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

Cancer experts at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) recently removed a patient’s liver tumor using a medically advanced, laparoscopic technique.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

Last Thursday, Dr. Patricia Hayes, Chief Consultant for Women Veterans Health, and Stacy Garrett-Ray, Deputy Director for Patient Care Services, held the first of what will be monthly roundtables on women Veterans healthcare.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

The Coatesville VA Medical Center opened a new pharmacy this week. The $2.2 million project provides centralized space, private areas and more access, all reducing Veteran wait times.